HC Deb 27 May 1879 vol 246 cc1355-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has been able to give further consideration to the case of the convict Edmund Galley, reprieved from sentence of death in 1836; whether (as it has been stated in a weekly journal) he has had the assistance of the Law Officers of his department in considering the evidence; and, what is the result at which he and they have arrived as to the innocence of the man?


I have nothing more to say on this case at present than what I have already stated. The matter is to be brought before the House, as I understand, by the hon. Member for South Warwickshire (Sir Eardley Wilmot); and I must reserve any remarks further until he introduces the subject. I think it will then be seen that due attention has been paid to the matter.