HC Deb 04 July 1879 vol 247 cc1424-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been called to the newspaper reports of certain observations and proceedings on the part of Mr. Lefroy, County Court Judge at Bridport, June Court; and, whether any inquiry into the truth of these grave circumstances has been ordered by the Lord Chancellor?


, in reply, said, that he had not seen the observations in the newspapers with regard to Mr. Lefroy; but the Lord Chancellor told him that he had received a communication from some gentleman living in Dorset, containing newspaper cuttings reflecting on Mr. Lefroy, and asking his Lordship to hold an inquiry; but the Lord Chancellor, on consideration, had declined.