§ DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the attention of the Secretary for Scotland has been called to the case of Andrew Reid, of Glasgow, sentenced in February, 1887, to be confined during Her Majesty's pleasure for shooting a policeman whilst labouring under a fit of insanity, and at present confined in Perth Criminal Lunatic Asylum; and whether he will cause inquiry to be instituted as to Reid's present mental condition; and if it be found that for many months past he has been free from any symptom of unsoundness of mind, he will take steps to procure his release?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. P. B. ROBERTSON, Bute)
The Secretary for Scotland has had this case more than once under consideration. In the meantime, he does not feel justified in ordering the prisoner's release.