§ Mr. Lawson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, by virtue of his powers under Section 16 of the Criminal Appeal (Scotland) Act, 1926, he will now refer for re-trial the case of John Currie and Peter Connor, who were sentenced to 10 and seven years imprisonment, respectively, on a charge of attempted murder by the High Court of Justiciary at Glasgow on 14th December, 1962; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Noble
No. I have carefully considered the representations which the hon. Member has made but I can find no grounds for referring the case to the Court of Criminal Appeal under Section 16 of the Criminal Appeal (Scotland) Act, 1926.