21 NOVEMBER 1885, Page 2

Lord Granville, by-the-way, made one official statement which is of

some importance, in relation to a recent controversy, —namely, that long before there was any Pall Mall agitation, Sir William Harcourt had determined to press through the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, coide que coiite; and this Lord Granville said that he and Lord Carlingford could themselves personally confirm. Sir Richard Cross had promised Sir William Harcourt his full assistance in passing that Bill, and passed it would have been at any cost of time and effort.