HC Deb 07 April 1910 vol 16 cc602-3

asked whether any representations have been made to the Colonial Office relative to the necessity of creating in Malta a court of criminal appeal similar to that established in this country by Act of Parliament, Edw. 7, c. 23; if so, whether it is proposed to take any action in the matter; and whether he proposes to lay upon the Table of the House papers bearing on the subject?

Colonel SEELY

The Secretary of State has received a representation from a private individual in Malta in the sense mentioned by my hon. Friend, but in view, particularly of the fact that all important matters of law or fact arising on a trial are, under the existing law, adjudged by a court consisting of three judges, and that there is also provision for the grant of a new trial in a proper case, he does not consider that there is any need to take action in the matter. It is not proposed to lay papers on the subject.

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