§ MR. STAPLETON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention had been called to a statement in the public papers, to the effect that a corpse had been for several days moored to a stake in the water, in the immediate neighbourhood of Sheerness, and whether he intended to take any steps to compel the proper local authorities to put an end to the scandal.
§ MR. WALPOLE
said, that he had received no official information with respect to the dead body which had lately been found exposed at Sheerness. He had merely seen an account of the circumstance in the newspapers, and had learnt that it was owing to some conflict of opinion between the local authorities. He should, however, make further inquiry upon the matter.
§ House adjourned at Four o'clock.