65 years ago - MP’s prison joke

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St Helens MP Emrys Hughes joked that he would like to send Attorney General Sir Hartley to prison!

During a committee in the House of Commons, Mr Hughes said: “I wish sometimes that those lawyers who have been speaking so much in this committee had a little experience of prison themselves. I would dearly like to send the Attorney General to Wormwood Scrubs for six months!”

Chairman Sir Charles McAndrew was heard in the laughter - which Sir Hartley joined heartily - calling Mr Hughes to order.