GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Mar. 11, 1935

The Lords:

¶Received with high approval and respect a plea in behalf of Britons now in jail for debt from the 1st Baron Snell, an eminent Fabian Socialist whose parents were farm laborers and who relates in Who's Who that he has worked as a "groom, ferryman and potman."

After withered Bachelor Lord Snell had pointed out that in 1933 alone 2,416 persons were jailed for debt in the British Isles, the Archbishop of Canterbury joined numerous Noble Lords in declaring that ''no delinquent should ever be imprisoned for any type of debt when nonpayment...

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