§ MR. HOPWOOD (Lancashire, S.E., Middleton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has been able to consider the Report of the Judges in 1892 to the Home Office recommending the constitution of a Court of Appeal and revision of sentences in criminal cases, with a view of carrying out the suggestion by legislation; and whether he will lay upon the Table a Paper of so much of the Report as includes the above recommendation, along with the letter from the Lord Chancellor initiating the action of the Judges upon the subject?
§ MR. ASQUITH
I have considered this Report, which raises a number of difficult questions. I have no present intention of introducing legislation on the subject. The Report has not been laid on the Table of the House, but the Lord Chancellor sees no objection to laying it if my hon. Friend desires. There was no letter of the Lord Chancellor initiating the meeting, which was simply assembled by formal notice.