§ Mr. BATEMAN
On behalf of Madame Van der Elst and 52,961 other persons, I present to-day to you, Mr. Speaker and to this House, a petition that the death sentence shall be abolished in the case of Percy Charles Anderson. The House will understand that I am simply an instrument to bring this matter before the House. I present this petition here to-day with my apologies to the House, because I know that it is Budget Day, but to-morrow is Tuesday, and it could not wait until then, because this sentence will be carried out to-morrow at eight o'clock. Wherefore, I apologise to the House for bringing this petition forward on Budget Day.