§ SIR WILLIAM HART DYKE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, By whose authority the sitting magistrate at Westminster has had under investigation a case of murder committed at Yalding in Kent; whether several witnesses have been brought up to London from Kent for examination; and, whether such course is in conformity with the usual practice of magisterial investigation, and can be supported by precedent?
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT
I have inquired about this matter of the Solicitor to the Treasury, who has charge of it. It appears it was doubtful where the offence was committed; but it was supposed at first to have been within the jurisdiction of the magistrate at Westminster. The point is not even now clearly established; but if it should turn out that the offence was committed in Kent, the case will be remitted to the magistrates there.