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Public Prosecutors Bill

Volume 203: debated on Monday 18 July 1870

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said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, as the Public Prosecutors Bill, which was withdrawn at his suggestion on Friday 8th July, had the support of the Government, and the Treasury had drawn up and agreed to the money provisions to be inserted in it, and as the Bill moreover had been considered and amended by a Select Committee of the House, he will give an assurance that the Government will deal with the question early next Session?

, in reply, said, the hon. Member was, doubtless, aware of the circumstances under which this Bill was withdrawn, and he (Mr. Bruce) was under the impression that it was withdrawn with the full assent of the promoters. He could not pledge the Government to deal with the question next Session, because it had not yet received the consideration it deserved.