HC Deb 11 May 1891 vol 353 cc489-90
MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)

I had intended to ask the Attorney General, since it is provided by 42 and 43 Vic., c. 22, that the Public Prosecutor shall institute criminal proceedings under the superintendence of the Attorney General, and that the Attorney General may in a special case direct the Public Prosecutor to institute criminal proceedings, whether, in the inquiries which he is making into the case of "Evelyn v. Hurlbert," the Public Prosecutor is acting, according to the statute, "under the superintendence of the Attorney General;" and whether he has given, or intends to give, the Public Prosecutor directions as to the action which he is to take, or to abstain from taking, upon the evidence in this case? At the request of the hon. and learned Gentleman I beg to postpone the question until Thursday.