HC Deb 25 March 1841 vol 57 c596
Mr. Hume

rose to ask a question, to which he hoped the hon. Under-Secretary of State would be able to give a satisfactory answer. On the 13th of February, 1841, the trial of the Queen against Lord Waldegrave and Captain Duff, for an assault upon some police officers, took place in the Court of Queen's Bench. It appeared that the commissioners of police had instituted the prosecution, and that, at the trial, some conversation took place, during which the judge suggested that there should be some private arrangement. Now, he begged to know, whether there was any intention to bring the case to a close, as the public mind was very much dissatisfied on the subject?

Mr. F. Maule

said, that neither the hon. Gentleman nor the public need be alarmed lest any compromise of money should be allowed in the case alluded to. His noble Friend, the Secretary of State for the Home Department had always set his face against any compromise, and the commissioners of police, from the commencement of the prosecution, had always refused to listen to any offers of the kind. The defendants would be brought up for judgment at the commencement of the next term.

Subject at an end.