HC Deb 12 April 1883 vol 278 c88

asked the Prime Minister, Whether, in consequence of the ground on which recent judgment of the House of Lords proceeded, it was intended that the Attorney General should now institute proceedings against Mr. Bradlaugh for sitting and voting in Parliament without having taking the Oath prescribed by law?


in reply, said, that the Government had no such intention, because the circumstances in which Mr. Bradlaugh had sat and voted were wholly different from the prospective case contemplated by the hon. Baronet, and were such as would not justify any such action being taken.