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Remission Of Sentences

Volume 65: debated on Friday 7 August 1914

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asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the calamity of war, the political truce, and the sacrifices which all members of the community are "ailed upon to make, he will consider, as an act of clemency, the expediency of advising the liberation of all prisoners undergoing sentences for offences prompted by a desire to further a political cause and not involving moral turpitude?

I shall be glad to advise the remission of the sentence of any of these prisoners who will undertake not to commit further crimes or outrages.