§ MR. BRADLAUGH
asked the Attorney General whether on February 12th 265 Dr. Thomson, Borough Coroner, Old-ham, refused to allow George Todd to affirm as a juror on an inquest, although George Todd stated that he had no religious belief; and, whether George Todd was a person entitled to affirm as a juror under the Oaths Act, 1888?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
I am informed by the Borough Coroner that he overlooked the provisions of the Oaths Act, 1888, and, there being an ample attendance of jurors, thought it best not to require George Todd to serve. George Todd was a person entitled to affirm as a juror under the Oaths Act, 1888.