MR. DALZIEL (, &c.) Kirkcaldy
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in reference to the convict Mrs. Florence Elizabeth Maybrick, he is aware that four eminent counsel—namely, Sir Charles Russell, J. Fletcher Moulton, H. B. Poland, and Reginald J. Smith—in giving their opinion upon a full statement of her case prepared by Messrs. Lumley and Lumley, used the following words:—We think it right to add that there are many matters stated in the case, not merely with reference to the evidence at, and the incidents of the trial, but suggesting new facts";and will he be prepared to give his careful consideration to any statement of the case containing the new facts referred to?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. STUART WORTLEY,) (who replied) Sheffield, Hallam
The Secretary of State has received no such information as that mentioned in the first part of the question, and no such document has reached the Home Office. The Secretary of State in every case, and therefore in Mrs. Maybrick's, is prepared to give careful consideration to any new material facts which can be shown to exist.