HC Deb 13 March 1863 vol 169 c1393

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether the opinions of the Law Officers of the Crown have been obtained by him upon the claims of the representative of the late Captain R. Frith, or of any other of the claimants upon the late State of Oude; and, if so, whether he has any objection that Copies of such opinions be laid upon the table of the House?


, in reply, said, his hon. Friend must be aware that it was contrary to all practice to lay upon the table the opinions of the Law Officers upon any point upon which they had been consulted by the Government. He could say, however, that the decision which he had arrived at and the steps which he had taken, as he had already announced to the House, were in conformity with the opinions of the Law Officers of the Crown.