§ MR. VINCENT KENNEDY (Cavan, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will say whether the refusal of compensation in 98 the Edalji case has been influenced to any degree by reason of certain anonymous letters in the case; and, if so, has anybody been tried or indicted for writing these letters or are proceedings contemplated.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
With regard to the first part of the Question, I have nothing to add to the statements contained in the Papers already laid before Parliament in connection with the ease. As regards the second part, the anonymous letters formed part of the case submitted to the jury in the trial of Mr. Edalji. So far as I know, no further proceedings are contemplated against him or anyone else in connection with the letters.
§ SIR GILBERT PARKER (Gravesend)
Were the letters referred to those Edalji was supposed to be concerned in, or the letters which were written while he was in prison?
§ [No Answer was returned.]