§ LORD BRAMWELL
said, he had received a Petition from Mr. Bradlaugh, who described himself as a Member of the House of Commons, stating that an action at Bar had been raised against him by the Attorney General, for certain penalties he was alleged to have incurred, and that he was desirous that an officer of their Lordships' House might attend the hearing, and praying that, for the purposes of the case, the said officer should be allowed to produce the Journal of their Lordships' House for the year 1882. He did not know the Petitioner, nor what the question was, nor whether the books would be relevant; but he supposed their Lordships would agree to the request, and leave the Court which heard the case to decide on the value of the evidence.
§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
said, that the usual course was for the Petition 1013 to be laid upon the Table, and for a Notice of Motion in accordance with the prayer of the Petition to be given.
§ Petition read, and ordered to lie on the Table.