HC Deb 14 February 1911 vol 21 cc864-5
Captain CLIVE

asked Mr. Attorney-General, with regard to the case tried in the Leominster County Court on 18th July last, when a plaintiff named Dockett, who in his evidence described himself as the political agent for the last five and a half years of the Liberal candidate, sued certain electors of the Leominster Division for the repayment of loans made to them by himself, whether, in view of the judgment of the learned county court judge dismissing the case, in which he held that the object of these loans was partly, if not entirely, to influence the votes of the defendants at the General Election in January, 1910, and that the consideration for such loans was illegal and therefore irrecoverable, and that it was doubtful if these loans were ever intended to be enforced if the election had resulted otherwise, now that the judgment has been sustained on appeal, he has drawn the attention of the Public Prosecutor to the case with a view to further inquiry?


Having regard to the result of the appeal in this case, I have instructed the Director of Public Prosecution to make a further and full inquiry into the whole matter.

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