§ 21. Mr. V. Yates
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the fact that a representative of Her Majesty's Government is not required to be present at the execution of persons condemned to death, whether he will undertake to be present at all future executions.
§ Mr. Yates
Does not the Home Secretary consider that as certain persons are required to be present, namely, a minister 542 of religion and a doctor, the Home Secretary—who has the responsibility of writing across the papers, "The law must take its course"—is under a moral obligation to be present in such cases to see that the law is carried out in the name of this House?