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Criminal Lunacy

Volume 155: debated on Monday 19 June 1922

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asked the Home Secretary what course is pursued in the case of a man who, having been found guilty of murder, sentenced to death, reprieved on the ground of insanity, and ordered to be detained as a criminal lunatic, is subsequently certified to have recovered his sanity?

The Criminal Lunatics Act of 1884 provides that where a man is certified sane in the circumstances mentioned, the Home Secretary, if satisfied that it is proper to do so, may direct that he be remitted to prison to be dealt with according to law.