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Cases Sub Judice.

– in the House of Commons on 31st March 1926.

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Photo of Captain Robert Gee Captain Robert Gee , Bosworth

I desire to ask your guidance, Mr. Speaker on a point that has just been raised for the second or third time in the last three months in this House. I refer to the last statement by the right hon. Gentleman the Home Secretary, when he said that he had no right to make any statement about a man whose ease wassub judice. I desire to ask you whether under the Rules you can prevent any Member of this House raising a case that issub judice or whether you can only advise on a point of good order and good taste.

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

I have not any power to prevent a question in regard to a case which issub judice. All that I can do is to suggest that it is not desirable, while a matter is before the Courts, that it should he dealt with by Debate in the House.