HC Deb 04 April 1892 vol 3 c593

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will by courtesy state, has Mr. Black, late Inspector of Police in Birmingham, had a writ issued against any newspaper for the publication of alleged defamatory statements concerning him?


I am informed by Mr. Black's solicitors that they are in communication with the proprietors of the newspaper with respect to the libellous statement made against their client; and that unless by to-morrow their client receives the satisfaction which he is claiming, a writ will be issued by them on his behalf for libel.