HC Deb 16 March 1938 vol 333 c428W
Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any statement to make with reference to the recent judgment by the court of appeal in Malta in the case brought by Lord Strickland against the Crown; and what action, if any, is contemplated by the Government?

Mr. Ormsby-Gore

As has already been reported in the Press, the Court of Appeal in Malta has given leave to appeal to the Privy Council against the judgment and has granted a stay of execution. I have only just received the full text of the judgment, and the position resulting from it is now being examined. I am unable at this stage to make any further announcement.