HL Deb 29 January 1970 vol 307 cc524-6WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In the last full year for which figures are available, in how many cases of persons convicted of

  1. (a) traffic offences,
  2. (b) other offences,

have sentences imposed by the courts been subsequently remitted by the

Reasons Reasons
Persons Convicted Free Pardons New Evidence Revision of law Other Reasons Sentences Remitted New Evidence Revision of law Other Reasons
Of traffic offences 660* 647* 1 12 48 18 30
Of both traffic and other offences 13 1 12
Of other offences 13 6 7 125 1 1 123
Total 673 653 1 19 186 20 1 165
* Includes 554 relating to convictions of exceeding the speed limit on one particular stretch of road found not to be a restricted road.

House adjourned at twenty-seven minutes before seven o'clock.

Executive on account of the discovery of new evidence or of revised interpretations of the law or for any other reason.


The following are the figures of the number of persons convicted in Great Britain whose sentences were remitted in 1969 by the exercise of the Royal Prerogative, either through the grant of a Free Pardon or by remission of sentence only: