§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that Mr. Justice Butt, on the 13th of June last, in a case of "Evans and another v. Morgan," directed a certain document propounded as a will to be impounded, and that the matter should be brought before the Director of Public Prosecutions, with the view of prosecuting the defendant for uttering a forged will; whether the matter was, on the 17th of June last, duly brought to the notice of the Director of Public Prosecutions; and, whether any, and what, proceedings have been taken pursuant to the directions of the learned Judge?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER) (Isle of Wight)
I have made inquiries into the case of "Evans v. Morgan," which Mr. Justice Butt directed to be brought before the Public Prosecutor, and have ascertained that there has been the greatest difficulty in obtaining the evidence of the necessary witnesses. Every effort has been made to procure their attendance. I will make further inquiries into the matter, with a view to the necessary proceedings being taken.