HC Deb 23 July 1874 vol 221 cc610-1

, in moving for Re-turns of which he had given Notice, said, the Secretary of the Treasury had already stated that the expenses of the prosecution amounted to £50,000; but the Return was entirely fictitious—[" Oh, oh!"] He wished to he as temperate as possible in his observations; but there had never been a more gross maladministration of justice in the history of this country. It had created a great deal of dissatisfaction throughout the country, and public meetings were being every day held in reprobation of it, and spreading the dissatisfaction. They heard nothing of those meetings, because they were not reported in the newspapers.


seconded the Motion.

Motion made and Question proposed, That there he laid before this House, further Returns of the Expenditure on the Tichborne Prosecution, specifying the sums paid to witnesses called who gave evidence, and also to such persons as were subpænaed or brought to London, but were not called upon to give evidence: And of the sums paid to officers of the Detective Police Force or others who were employed to obtain evidence, in this Country or elsewhere, in support of the Prosecution."—(Mr. Whalley.)


declined to go into the question of the trial. The Motion was, for the most part, unprecedented, and therefore he could not agree to it. The accounts, however, would undergo the strictest audit.

Question put.

The House divided:—Ayes 4; Noes 45: Majority 41.