§ MR. ROBERTSON
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether his attention has been called to the statement, in the Eastern Daily Press of 26th May, by the Rev. Dr. Jessop, Rector of Scarning, to the effect that three of his parishioners had been dismissed from employment by the managers of the Great Eastern Railway, under pressure from the Farmers' Alliance; and whether, as the facts stated appear to disclose a primâ facie case of criminal conspiracy on the part of the Alliance, he can undertake that an inquiry will be made with a view of ascertaining their true character?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
By the courtesy of the hon. Member, I have seen a copy of the newspaper paragraph to which he refers. The materials are wholly insufficient to enable me to come to the conclusion that there is even a primâ facie case of a criminal conspiracy; but I will see that further inquiry is made into the matter.