HC Deb 21 June 1951 vol 489 c65W
Mr. Weitzman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will issue a circular drawing the attention of magistrates to the view expressed by the Lord Chancellor that it is wrong to use the power to remand in custody for the purpose of teaching accused persons a lesson or for any purposes of punishment.

Mr. Ede

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave today to my hon. Friend the Member for Brixton.