HC Deb 12 August 1890 vol 348 cc715-6
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department upon what grounds did Mr. Lushington, the Magistrate sitting at Bow Street yesterday, 11th instant, refuse to grant to Thomas Cox (now bound over to keep the peace for six months), a copy of the depositions in the case "Regina v. Cox," in order to enable him to lay an information against two witnesses for a warrant of arrest on a charge of wilful and corrupt perjury?


I have ascertained from the learned Magistrate that he did not consider that, under Jervis' Act the defendant was entitled to a copy of the depositions, as the charge to which they referred was withdrawn. In the opinion of the Judge no case of perjury was made out.