§ MR. PICTON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to a case brought before the Bow Street Police Court, on Saturday the 18th July, in which a complaint was made of the abduction and seduction of a girl alleged to have been, at the time of the offence, under twelve years of age; whether the complainant is the stepmother, and the father dead; and, whether, having regard to the peculiar circumstances of the case, the Public Prosecutor will take the matter up?
§ THE SECRETARY or STATE FOB THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir R. ASSHETON CROSS),
in reply, said, the Treasury Solicitor would watch the case. He had received a letter shortly after the meeting of the House purporting to be from the brother-in-law of the girl alleged to have been abducted, in which a denial was given to most of the statements made in the paragraph.