HC Deb 05 August 1875 vol 226 cc558-9

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Return of the expenditure in the Tichborne case includes the money paid to Charles Orton; whether in fact the said Charles Orton was paid any and what sum under the name of allowance to him as a witness subpœnaed to give evidence or otherwise; and, whether in fact, though not called as a witness, he was in attendance on the trial on behalf of the prosecution?


, in reply, said, that on the 23rd of July last the hon. Gentleman moved for a Return of the sums of money paid by the Treasury to witnesses and to persons brought up to London and not examined. The House divided against the Motion, and negatived it by 45 to 4. Under these circumstances, and without any wish to show a want of courtesy to the hon. Member, he must decline to give him the information he asked for.