HL Deb 06 April 1897 vol 48 c595

I wish before we adjourn, to refer to something I saw in The Times to-day. I should have thought that the gentleman who wrote the letter would have been more familiar with the book from which I quoted than to attribute to me opinions and language which I read from "May's Practice of Parliament." The particular phrases and language which I quoted are taken verbatim et literatim from that work. I stated at the time that the privilege was claimed by the House of Commons in 1678, and that, rightly or wrongly, the privilege could be claimed. I expressed no opinion myself whether the privilege was right.

House Adjourned at Twenty Minutes before Five o' Clock, to Thursday next, Half-past Twelve o' Clock.