Special work of the Police Court Rota

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- correspondence concerning the detention of syphillitic patients in workhouse infirmaries and Section 22 of the Poor Law Amendment Act 1867 (press cutting on this with letter dated 10 Jan 1918)

- correspondence concerning cases of women sent to prison for a first offence instead of being put on probation

- list of questions and answers about the powers of magistrates (Nov and Dec 1917)

- carbon copy notes on Regulation 40D Defence of the Realm Act by William C Dawson and copy of notes about The Queen v Clarence of domestic violence and transmission of venereal disease