§ MR. PELL
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whe- 1656 ther he will move to enlarge the reference to the Select Committee to which the Coroners Bill was committed, in order to enable that Committee to take evidence and report on the whole question of the appointment, duties, and payment of Coroners?
MR. ASSHETON CROSS
, in reply, said, that the way in which the Bill was drawn would give ample opportunity to the Committee to which it had been intrusted to report on all the subjects alluded to in his hon. Friend's Question. He had ordered a statement to be prepared for the use of the Committee, which he hoped would give them valuable information. He would venture to suggest that the Committee should, in the first place, go through the Bill without taking evidence; and if they should afterwards think it advisable to take evidence, he would have no objection to the Reference being enlarged to enable them to do so.