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Probation Order (Breach)

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Home Secretary whether he can now make any statement respecting the case of Mrs. Theresa George and the remission of the sentence of three months' imprisonment for a breach of probation?

I have had inquiry made, and I have been unable to find any sufficient ground to justify me in recommending any interference with the sentence imposed by the court. I understand that the justices, who attach much value to the probation system felt it was essential in this case that compliance with the terms of the probation order should be enforced.