HC Deb 13 July 1857 vol 146 cc1366-7

reported from the Select Committee appointed to try and determine the matter of the Petition of Patteson Nickalls and Robert Henry Bristowe, complaining, of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of Lambeth; That Joseph Tredre had been duly summoned by the Warrant of the Speaker of the House of Commons to appear before the said Committee, and that the said Joseph Tredre had disobeyed the said Warrant; that such a disobedience having been satisfactorily proved to the Committee on. Saturday the 11th day of this July instant, and the House not being then sitting, by the direction of the Committee he had, by a Warrant under his hand, required the Serjeant at Arms to take the said Joseph Tredre into custody; and the Serjeant had informed the Committee that he had not succeeded in apprehending the said John Tredre.

Resolved, That John Tredre, having been duly summoned by the Speaker's Warrant to attend the said Committee, and having disobeyed such Warrant, and not having appeared before the said Committee, has been guilty of contempt and of a Breach of the Privileges of this House.

Ordered, That John Tredre having been guilty of contempt, and of a Breach of the Privileges of this House, be for his said offence taken into the custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; and that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant accordingly.