HC Deb 05 August 1879 vol 249 cc181-2

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, in the case of Ferryman (as Mr. Elworthy has seen the scarf with which the deceased woman is alleged to have hanged herself), he maybe at liberty to see the broken iron peg on which the scarf was alleged to have been placed by the deceased, and the tumbler in which brandy was obtained by the prisoner at the time he attempted to revive his mother, as the police at Scotland Yard decline to produce these articles without express orders?


, in reply, observed, that in these cases hon. Members should apply to the Home Office, and not bring them before the House. It was impossible for the police to show the broken peg, because it had been lost; but as to the remaining part of the peg there was no objection to the hon. Gentleman seeing it.