§ Mr. SPEAKER
acquainted the House that he had received the following Letter from Mr. Justice A. L. Smith, re- 259 lating to the Imprisonment of Captain Edmund Hope Verney, a Member of this House:—
§ "Central Criminal Court,
§ City of London, E.C.,
§ May 6, 1891.
§ Mr. Speaker,
§ I beg to inform you that Captain Edmund Hope Verney, M.P., was this day convicted before me, upon his own confession, of a misdemeanour, for which I have sentenced him to 12 calendar months' imprisonment.
§ And I have the honour to remain,
§ Your obedient servant,
§ A. L. SMITH."
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
Mr. Speaker, the House will be invited by the Government on Tuesday next to take this Letter into consideration, and it will be my duty to move to-morrow for a Return of the Record of the Proceedings at the trial of the indictment against the hon. Member tried at the Central Criminal Court.