§ MR. BAZLEY
said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, If he will place upon the table of the House the Document banded to his predecessor in November last, seeking a settlement of the claims of Mr. John Clare, for the use of his patents in Shipbuilding?
said, in reply, that he thought it would be very objectionable to put the country to the expense of printing Returns which could lead to no practical result. Mr. Clare had no new claim to urge since the rejection of his petition of right in the Court of Queen's Bench in the year 1861, and the subsequent refusal of the Court to grant him a new trial. Under these circumstances, he trusted that his hon. Friend would not ask him to produce the very lengthy document to which his question referred.