HL Deb 17 December 1945 vol 138 c676

My Lords, I beg to ask His Majesty's Government a question of which I have given them private notice—namely, whether the Medical Commission appointed by the Home Secretary to investigate the mental condition of John Amery, under sentence of death to be executed on Wednesday, have personally consulted Lord Horder and Dr. Glover, whose report on the history of the case was submitted to them, or whether permission has been given to Lord Horder and Dr. Glover to make a personal investigation into John Amery's present condition.


My Lords, the two medical practitioners whom the Home Secretary appointed to hold an examination into the mental condition of John Amery did not think it necessary to consult Lord Horder or Dr. Glover personally, though they had before them the opinion of these two doctors. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.