§ MR. P. A. TAYLOR
said, he had some reason to hope, from what he had read in the country papers, that the Question of which he had given Notice was now unnecessary. However, he should ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he is aware that a woman named Ellen Heeson, who is at present lying in Chester Castle under sentence of death, had been temporarily respited to await her confinement; and whether, under these circumstances, he will advise Her Majesty to remit the capital penalty?
MR. ASSHETON CROSS
Sir, the usual course which has been adopted by my Predecessors will be followed in this case.