MR. J. COWEN
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been called to the case of Jean Nadal, who was directed to be acquitted at the last session of the Central Criminal Court, by the Right honourable Russell Gurney, on the plea of jurisdiction raised by his counsel; and, whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to take any steps with a view to amend the unsatisfactory state of the Law of Extradition with France?
MR. ASSHETON CROSS
, in reply, said, he was informed by the Clerk of the Arraigns at the Central Criminal Court that the defendant was taken into custody in England for larceny, but it was found that if any offence had been committed at all it was committed in France. Therefore it was a question of jurisdiction, and not of extradition. The terms of a new Treaty with France had been arranged, and he hoped the Treaty itself would very shortly be signed.