§ MR. H. D. GREENE (Shrewsbury)
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether it is likely soon to be ascertained if the verdict of a special jury on the 22nd of February, finding certain persons had been guilty of conspiracy to defraud in connection with the affairs of the Grosvenor Hotel, was based on evidence which justifies the institution of criminal proceedings; and, if so, whether it is his intention to bring the matter before the Public Prosecutor?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
Immediately after the verdict I directed the Public 217 Prosecutor to investigate the facts, and to lay them before one of the Treasury counsel. His opinion has just been received, and I am in hopes of being able to decide the matter very shortly.