HC Deb 09 February 1842 vol 60 cc200-1
Mr. Curteis

said, that although he had given notice of his intention to ask a question relative to the case of Mr. Elton, he thought that he should be exercising a sound discretion by not putting that question; and he would only add that he hoped that the conciliatory manner in which he had treated this matter would meet with a corresponding spirit on the part of hon. Gentlemen in power.

An Hon. Member

did not think that this question should be allowed to be disposed of, or to sleep without some further explanation. It had gone forth to the world that injustice had been done,

[Loud cries of "Order" compelled the hon. Gentleman to sit down.]

Sir George Cockburn

said, that he was prepared to give every explanation which the House might require, but as the hon. Member opposite (Mr. Curteis) had thought that it would be the exercise of a wise and sound discretion not to put the question of which he had given notice, and as he himself agreed that the hon. Gentleman had acted wisely in adopting that course, he should, unless it should be the pleasure of the House, decline saying anything in reference to the case.

Subject at an end.