MR. GIBSON BOWLES
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether any immunities from the ordinary law attach to any Government Department in regard to the publication of newspapers by that Department; and, if so, whether he can inform the House what those immunities are?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir J. RIGBY,) Forfar
This is a purely hypothetical question on an abstract point 806 of law, and I hope the hon. Member will not consider me to be guilty of discourtesy if I decline to answer it. I have no authority to state the law and no duty to give an expression of opinion on such a subject.