HC Deb 10 February 1846 vol 83 c642

wished to put a question to the hon. and learned Gentleman the Solicitor General, or to the right hon. Baronet the Secretary of State for the Home Department. He begged leave to remind the hon. and learned Gentleman that he had last year brought in a Bill for giving a right of appeal in criminal cases. It had always appeared to him (Mr. Ewart) that such a Bill was very much required; and he wished to know from the hon. and learned Gentleman, or from the right hon. Baronet, whether it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to remedy the existing defect in our criminal law?


said, that from what had fallen from him on a former evening, when he had referred to the case of the Brazilian pirates, and the absence of any right of appeal in criminal cases, the House would partly have anticipated that the attention of Her Majesty's Government had been directed to that subject; and he had no hesitation in stating to the hon. Gentleman, on the part of Her Majesty's Government, that it was their intention to introduce a measure for giving a limited right of appeal in criminal cases.