HC Deb 09 March 1876 vol 227 c1718

I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Treasury a Question of which I have given him private Notice—namely Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Ministers on the auspicious occasion of an accession to the Royal style and title of Her Majesty to advise that that event should be signalized by the gracious exercise of the Royal mercy towards any prisoners now undergoing punishment for offences in connection with insurrectionary designs or breach of their allegiance to Her Majesty?


Mr. Speaker, the Royal Titles Bill, on the passing of which the act of mercy referred to in the Question of the hon. Member is, according to him, contingent, has not yet passed. When the Royal Titles Bill has passed into an Act, I shall then have the honour of answering the Question of the hon. Member.