§ MR. W. REDMOND
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the French Government have demanded the extradition of Dr. Cornelius Hertz, and upon what charge the demand for such extradition has been based; and whether Her Majesty's Government have decided to accede to the application; if so, what is the cause of the delay in surrendering Dr. Hertz?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sir E. GREY,) Northumberland, Berwick
The extradition of Dr. Hertz was requested by the French Government on the 19th January last on charges of fraud and of obtaining money by false pretences, and the necessary instructions to the Chief Magistrate to issue a warrant for his arrest were issued by the Home Secretary on the same day. Hertz was arrested at Bournemouth, but it has as yet been impossible, owing to the serious state of his health, to bring him up for examination before the Chief Magistrate at Bow Street. Dr. Hertz cannot even be moved from one room to another, and two eminent French physicians who have seen him lately have confirmed the opinion of the English doctors.