§ SIR J. SWINBURNE
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether he will direct the attention of the Public Prosecutor to the evidence given in the inquest on the body of James Harry Russell, aged 8 years and 9 months, in which it was stated that the lad had been hit about the head with a strap and a stick by the schoolmaster of Shentone School (near Lichfield)?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
In reply to the question of the hon. Baronet, I am informed by the Director of Public Prosecutions that he received no communication from either the Coroner or the Police Authorities, nor had he any knowledge of the matter until the question of the hon. Baronet appeared. I had no information as to the case. I have to-day obtained some particulars, and I will go into the matter and will communicate with the hon. Baronet when I have had an opportunity of considering the evidence given in the case.