§ 36. Mr. BILLING
asked the HOMO Secretary whether he has received a statement describing the irregularities which took place at the counting of votes at the East Islington bye-election; if so, whether he will now say whether it is proposed to hold an inquiry; and, if not, will he give his reasons for refusing such inquiry?
§ Sir G. CAVE
The answer to the first paragraph of the question is in the affirmative. I have no jurisdiction in the matter. An inquiry can only be held by a Court of law in the manner prescribed by the Acts relating to Parliamentary elections.