§ SIR EARDLEY WILMOT
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been drawn to a memorial addressed to the Home Office by the Rev. James Merest; and, if so, whether he will institute an inquiry into his case?
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT
The case of the Rev. James Merest has been for many years before the Home Office, and has been decided over and over again. My Predecessors thought it a case in which they could not interfere, and I see no reason for departing from their view.