§ MR. FERRAND
inquired of the right hon. Baronet (Sir G. Grey), whether it was the intention of the Government, or whether it would be in the power of the Government, to return to Mr. Butt the fine paid by him many years ago, under a prosecution, for having been concerned in spreading false news of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte?
§ SIR G. GREY
said, the hon. Member having given him notice of the question, he had made inquiries on the subject, He found that some years ago Mr. Butt had applied to the then Secretary of State for a return of the fine, on the ground that Lord Cochrane had been restored to his rank and half-pay, but the Secretary of State had not thought fit to grant his request. He was afraid he could not hold out any hope of being able to return the fine.