20. Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN
asked the Home Secretary whether he is now able to authorise the discharge from Broadmoor Asylum of John Edward Redmond, who was indicted on a charge of arson at the Liverpool assizes in February last and was ordered to be detained during His Majesty's pleasure?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
In this case the jury returned a special verdict as provided by the Trial of Lunatics Act, 1883, to the effect that the accused was guilty of the act charged but was insane at the time when the act was done by him. I regret that having regard to all the circumstances I am unable to authorise Redmond's discharge, but the case will be reviewed from time to time with a view to considering his discharge when that course appears to be justified in his own interest and that of the public.