HC Deb 09 July 1874 vol 220 cc1354-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been drawn to the account in "The Daily Telegraph" of July 6th of a fight between a Dwarf and a bull-dog, which took place at Hanley; and, if he intends to take any steps in the matter?


, in reply, said: My attention, Sir, has been called to this matter by the Question of my hon. Friend, and from all inquiries I have hitherto been able to make I have every reason to believe that the account referred to, and which appeared in The Daily Telegraph, is substantially true. I have, therefore, given directions that inquiries shall be made in the district, and that the attention of the local authorities shall be called to the matter. I hope to hear from them in the course of a few days.