§ MR. DUNCOMBE (Cumberland, Egremont)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the allegation that certain payments have been made in this country by a Mr. Hooley to one A. M. Broadley, with a view to influencing a section of the Press; whether this person is the same A. M. Broadley against whom a warrant was issued some years ago in India on a charge of committing a criminal offence; whether such warrant runs in England; if so, why the warrant has never been executed; and what steps, if any, he proposes to take to vindicate the law of the land?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
I am afraid I have no information on this subject. A warrant of arrest issued in India for an offence coming within the Fugitive Offenders Act, will run in England if endorsed in the manner provided by the Act, but it does not necessarily come under my notice before being executed.