HC Deb 06 April 1891 vol 351 c1813
MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the claim of Mr. F. Davey for damage done to his horse and van at Woolwich Arsenal in November last through being run into by steam engine No. 3 whilst employed in carrying iron to No. 1 repairing store; and whether it is true that compensation has been refused to Mr. Davey; and, if so, on what ground?

*THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle

The collision occurred through a van having been left unattended in an improper place. So far from admitting the carrier's claim to compensation, the Department considers that he ought to make good the damage done to the railway carriage.