HC Deb 02 May 1862 vol 166 c1127

said, he wished to ask the hon. Member for Tiverton, Whether it is his intention to move for the re-appointment of the Select Committee appointed during the last Session to inquire into the claims of the Baron de Bode?


said, he could not give a positive answer to the question. He was quite ready to proceed with the inquiry; but the Baron de Bode was, and had for some time, been absent in Russia. He had communicated with him, asking if it was his wish to proceed; for he felt it was not desirable for the interests of justice or the interests of the Baron de Bode to proceed with the inquiry in his absence. Until he knew that the Baron was anxious for the re-appointment of the Committee, he certainly should not move for it.