HC Deb 20 November 1884 vol 294 cc63-4

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, consistently with the interests of justice, he is now in a position to state to the House what steps have been taken with regard to the abstracted scheme of redistribution published in The Standard; and, whether, should it be found impossible to prosecute any person or persons on account of the abstraction, he contemplates presenting to the House a statement containing all the information which Her Majesty's Government has upon the subject?


If the hon. Member will permit me I will answer this Question. The result of the in- quiries which have been made is that no criminal prosecution can be successfully instituted. But there has been a breach of contract on the part of the printer. In regard to this breach, action is now being taken; and, under these circumstances, my hon. Friend will see that it is inexpedient for me to say more.