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Convicted Policemen

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 8 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has recently considered the cases of the two Portsmouth policemen who were, on 8th December, 1940, sentenced to 10 years' penal servitude on account of theft; and whether their sentences and others similar to them will now be reviewed.

The two cases to which my non. Friend refers were reviewed and the men were released on licence in April, 1944. All other similar cases have been reviewed, and earlier release on licence has been authorised in those cases in which that course appeared to be justified.