HC Deb 07 June 1841 vol 58 c1260
Mr. G. Palmer

wished to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he considered it fit that public offices should be used as places where public petitions ought to lie for signature, and especially whether the Excise-office should be used for the purpose of obtaining signatures to Anti-corn-law petitions?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

thought that such conduct would be improper on the part of the Excise authorities, but he thought that the hon. Gentleman must have been misinformed on the subject. If the hon. Gentleman, however, would give him the particulars, he would inquire into the matter.