HL Deb 18 February 1867 vol 185 cc452-3

said, he had hoped, after what he had stated to their Lordships on a previous occasion, that it would not be necessary for him to ask the House to take any steps in reference to Mr. France, who had made incorrect statements with respect to the course taken by him, as Chairman of Committees, when dealing with a certain Bill. As, however, Mr. France would not add to the correspondence which had taken place between them a letter explaining that he had been mistaken in what he had said as to particular clauses in the Bill, he now moved that Mr. France be required to attend at the Bar to-morrow, and to bring with him the correspondence on the subject.


suggested that the correspondence between the noble Lord and Mr. France ought to be placed in their Lordships' hands before they were called upon to send the latter gentleman to prison.


said, he had not moved to commit Mr. France to prison, but only that he be directed to attend at the Bar. He hoped that, in answer to one or two questions which he should put to him, Mr. France would give the explanation which, as Chairman of Committees, he thought he was entitled to expect.

Motion agreed to. Ordered that Mr. R. S. France do attend at the Bar of this House To-morrow, at Five o'clock, and bring with him the Letters addressed to him by The Lord Redesdale on the Subject of a Pamphlet written by him entitled "Lord Redesdale and the new Railways.

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