§ MR. J. WARD
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether his attention has been called to a categorical statement of the legal history of the Page's estate; whether he has inquired into the accuracy or otherwise of such statement, and the other evidence already in the possession of his Department; and what action, if any, he proposes to take to protect the interests of the Crown in this matter.
§ SIR JOHN WALTON
I have received a number of lengthy communications upon the subject referred to in this Question. It is impossible to form any final opinion on the matter until the accuracy of the statements contained in these documents has been established. The Treasury are, I believe, now conducting the necessary investigation and they will, no doubt, furnish the hon. Member with any information he may desire.