§ Mr. LOUGH
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to a case at Willesden where a man who had been sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment five years previously, but who had since reformed and was now in a situation, had been recognised by the constable who had secured his conviction; whether he is aware that this constable informed both his employer and his landlady of his past record, with the result that he lost his situation and was turned out of his lodgings; whether the constable had exceeded his duties in this particular case; and, if so, whether he will have this matter further inquired into?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The case in question has been inquired into. The Commissioner reports that there is no truth in the allegation that either the man's landlady or employer were informed by the police of his past record. The man himself denies that he ever asserted that his landlady was so informed, and the person described as the employer states that he had never employed this man.