HC Deb 18 July 1910 vol 19 c852

asked whether the Home Secretary's attention has been drawn to the case of Margherita Garibaldi, who was sentenced to death at the Staffordshire Assizes on Wednesday last for the destruction of her newly-born infant; whether he proposes to advise the clemency of the Crown; and, if so, would he make known his decision at the earliest possible moment?


I could not have answered this question if I had not already given my advice to His Majesty on this case. I advised His Majesty that the prerogative of mercy should be exercised, and the capital sentence was respited last Friday. The prisoner was at once informed.