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(Untitled), 02 Oct 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/4/45

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Letter from Herbert Asquith (Archerfield House, Dirleton R S O, East Lothian, Scotland) to WSC approving of WSC's interest in penal reform and including: mention of his own efforts at prison reform when Home Secretary; commendation of Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise [Chairman of the Prison Commission]; and agreement with WSC's opinions on short sentences and the classification of offences. Asquith expresses reservations concerning the abolition of imprisonment for debt, although he agrees that the present law is harsh. Signed manuscript, annotated "seen by Sir E[dward] Troup" [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office].


  • Creation: 02 Oct 1910

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume II, Part 2, p 1204

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