§ 54. Mr. Lipton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider making an ex gratia payment to Mr. Anthony Hogarth Thomas who was imprisoned from 24th January, 1959, to 2nd October, 1959, when his appeal against conviction was allowed by the Court of Criminal Appeal on the ground that the court had misgivings as to the appellant's guilt.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
It is not the practice to make anex gratia payment to a person whose conviction is quashed in the course of the ordinary process of the law, and I cannot find sufficient grounds to justify making an exception in the case of Mr. Thomas.