HC Deb 14 July 1881 vol 263 c865

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask, Whether it is true, as stated in the daily papers, that Mr. Bradlaugh has written to you, saying that he is to present himself at the Bar of the House for the purpose of taking the Oath on the 3rd of August next, regardless of any physical force that may be used against him?


I have received a notification from Mr. Bradlaugh to the effect that he intends to present himself at the Table of the House; but I cannot say from recollection whether it contains the precise particulars stated by the noble Lord. I may say that a similar notice has been served upon the Clerk of the House and the Serjeant at Arms; but I do not consider it necessary either to lay the notice before the House or to take any action upon it.