HC Deb 23 March 1875 vol 223 c231

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to penalties inflicted by Judges of the Superior Courts for contempt of court under misapprehension, Whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the fines and imprisonment inflicted by the Judges in relation to the Tichborne trial for contempt of court, in accordance with the Petitions presented to this House from Peterborough and various other places?


Sir, the hon. and learned Member for the Denbigh Burghs (Mr. Watkin Williams) is going to move for certain Returns relating to commitments for contempt of court; and the better course for the hon. Gentleman will be to make what Motion he thinks proper on the subject when those Returns are laid on the Table.