HC Deb 16 September 1887 vol 321 c559
MR. W. ABRAHAM (Glamorgan Rhondda)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, after considering the Petitions sent to him respecting the case of the unfortunate girl Miriam Jones, who was sentenced at the Swansea Assizes to eight years' penal servitude for an alleged attempt to murder her child, and in view of the fact that the child is now alive and uninjured, he will consider whether the severity of that sentence might be mitigated?


The learned Judge who passed sentence upon Miriam Joneses still absent from England, Upon his return I shall consult him upon all the facts of the case and upon a mitigation of sentence. It would be contrary to usage if I dealt with the sentence without reference to the learned Judge who passed it.