HC Deb 21 February 1890 vol 341 cc880-1
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what amount of money belonging to the late Richard Pigott was sent over, or brought over, to this country after his suicide in Spain; and what has become of that money; and whether certain notes, which had been in the possession of Richard Pigott after he had given evidence before the late Special Commission, were traced by the police to Mr. Soames, or to some other person connected with the Times in the proceedings before the Special Commission?


I am informed that the only money found on Pigott after his death and brought to this country consisted of a very small sum in silver and copper. I presume that the second inquiry refers to a remittance received by Pigott's housekeeper on the 23rd of February, 1889, and presumably posted by him on the 22nd. It contained a £10 note, which it was ascertained had been paid to Pigott by Mr. Houston in September, 1888, and a £10 note and a £5 note which Mr. Soames had drawn from the bank, one in August and the other in September, 1888.