§ MR. CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM (Lanark, N.W.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he could inquire whether the Governor of Portsmouth Prison, about three years ago, wrote to the relatives of Michael Goldman, now confined in that prison, to the effect that, if they could support him, he would send him home; and, if, under these circumstances, and seeing that the man is a hopeless invalid, he could see fit to order his discharge?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I have 1240 made inquiry, and I cannot ascertain that the Governor wrote to the relatives of Mr. Goldman stating that if they could support him he should be sent home. He would have no authority to send the prisoner home. I have nothing to add to the answer which I have already given with regard to this case.