§ Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
asked the Lord Advocate, whether he can see his way clear to revise the sentence passed on J. W. M'Ewan, who received six months' imprisonment for attempting to stab the under-manager of the Print-field, at Thornliebank, under provocation, and in consequence of extraneous matter introduced by the prosecutor at the trial?
§ The SOLICITOR-GENERAL for SCOTLAND (Mr. A. Dewar)
I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member for East Renfrew on 14th September to the effect that the Secretary for Scotland sees no sufficient reason for advising any remission. I cannot admit the implication suggested in the concluding words of the question.