HC Deb 12 May 1887 vol 314 cc1666-7
DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the number of instances in which statements apparently obviously and wilfully false, have been made in affidavits quoted by The Pall Mail Gazette, in its narrative of the Lang-worthy marriage case; and, whether he will instruct the Public Prosecutor to inquire into the truth of the allegations therein contained, with a view, in the event of their proving true, to instituting proceedings for perjury against the guilty-parties?


(who replied) said, the Home Secretary had no intention of taking action in the matter. If those concerned were of opinion that proceedings for perjury should be instituted against anyone it would be open to them to make of application to the Director of Public Prosecutions.