HC Deb 09 July 1874 vol 220 cc1351-2

asked Mr. Attorney-General for Ireland, Whether his attention has been called to the evidence given in the Court of Queens's Bench in Dublin in the recent trial of Callan v. Dease; and whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government, by the issue of a Royal Commission or otherwise, to inquire into the enormous expenditure alleged to have occurred at the elections for the county of Louth and the borough of Dundalk in 1868?


, in reply, said, his attention had not been called in any official way to the subject mentioned in the Question, nor was he aware that it was the intention of the Government to issue such a Commission as that referred to. Indeed, he did not know that it was in the power of the Government to issue a Commission of that kind, the Corrupt Practices Act being applicable to such cases.