§ 43. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked if the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been called to the sentence of a fine of £10 and costs or six weeks' imprisonment inflicted by the Oxford City magistrates on a boy of eighteen for attempting to interfere with a tram-driver; and if he will consider the remission of some part of the term of imprisonment?
§ Mr. McKENNA
Having inquired into the facts of the case, I regret that I find no sufficient ground for remitting the penalty imposed on the offender. I am 1618 informed that he is allowed to pay it by instalments of 2s. 6d. a week.
§ Sir W. BYLES
Does the right hon. Gentleman not regard it as a hollow mockery of justice to fine a boy like this £10 and costs?