§ MR. WEIR
To ask the Secretary of State for India if he will state whether the Lieutenant-Governor, by whose orders an Indian prisoner was recently executed, has been censured for giving orders for the sentence to be carried out when sufficient time had not elapsed for an answer to the man's appeal to be received; and will he state whether he proposes to give instructions that no execution of a condemned prisoner is to be effected whilst an answer to an appeal is pending.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) I shall be prepared to make a statement regarding this case as soon as I have full information. I am at present in communication with the Government of India on the subject.