Oral Answers to Questions — Child Cruelty (Member's Letter)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Tom Driberg Mr Tom Driberg , Maldon 12:00 am, 31st July 1952

While I appreciate the difficulty of the right hon. and learned Gentleman in that a case is, I think, still sub judice, may I ask him if he, in turn, appreciates the difficulty that if there is prima facie evidence of cruelty—he has seen the affidavits—it is surely intolerable that a child should be exposed to continuing cruelty because of the otherwise perfectly proper sub judice inhibition?