HC Deb 01 April 1895 vol 32 c597

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has yet come to any decision in the case of George Newman; and, whether, having regard to this and similar cases, the Government will aid in the passing of the Bill to establish a Court of Criminal Appeal?


I am in communication with the learned Judge who presided at Newman's trial, upon this case, which is at present under his consideration. I have always been, and am, in favour of the establishment of a Court of Criminal Appeal; and without pledging myself or the Government to the details of the Bill to which my hon. Friend refers, I may say that we should be glad to give to its promoters such assistance as is in our power.