§ MR. A. C. MORTON (Peterborough)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his. attention has been called to the attempted hushing up of the Brigstock divorce case, to the admission of the petitioner's counsel that he intentionally suppressed the title of the co-respondent, and the statement of the Judge that the proper execution of the provisions of the Law might he impeded; and whether any means can be adopted to prevent a repetition of such practices in the future?
§ MR. ASQUITH
I have no knowledge of the matter except such as is to be gained from reading the newspapers, nor have I any jurisdiction to make the inquiries into or to control the procedure of the Divorce Court. It is the duty of the Queen's Proctor to intervene where there has been connivance or collusion 1499 and I understand that the learned President has referred it to him to inquire whether there is any such ground for intervention in the present case.