HC Deb 17 April 1879 vol 245 c518

I wish to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the resolutions passed at a great meeting held on Monday last in Hyde Park with reference to the Tichborne Claimant, at present confined at Portland, that he was not Arthur Orton; and whether, taking into consideration that the large majority of the people of this country are in favour of that theory, he will cause an inquiry to be made on his subject, which has now been agitating the country for more than five years?


I suppose, Sir, that I, in common with other hon. Members, first heard of the report of the meeting referred to in the papers of Tuesday; but I have no official communication of the resolutions passed at that meeting. All I can say is, that it is not my intention to issue any further inquiry about the person referred to.