HC Deb 21 February 1856 vol 140 cc1052-3

wished to ask a question of the right hon. Baronet the Secretary of State for the Home Department. It appeared that on Monday last a person was brought before the magistrates at Oldham, charged with shaving a man on the previous Sunday, and was by those learned pundits fined 5s. He wished to know whether the attention of the right hon. Baronet had been called to this manifestation of magisterial wisdom, and whether he had done anything in consequence?


replied, that he had not heard of this case until it was mentioned by the hon. and learned Gentleman. If the hon. and learned Gentleman had given him notice of his question he would have inquired whether such a decision as that to which he referred had been given.


said, that he had only heard of the extraordinary circumstance as he entered the House.