HC Deb 31 May 1897 vol 49 c1634
SIR JOHN KENNAWAY (Devon, Honiton)

I beg to ask the Attorney General whether the betting case recently alluded to by him as likely to come before the courts is the case of Powell v. Kempton Park Company, which is set down for hearing; whether he is aware that the plaintiff and defendants are fellow shareholders in the company in question; and whether he will give instructions to have the case watched on behalf of the Crown?


When I made the observation to which the hon. Baronet refers I was not aware of the name of the case; I only knew that further proceedings were pending. I am not acquainted with the facts suggested as to the parties to the action. The Crown has no locus standi, but the hon. Baronet need not be afraid that any collusive Judgment will be obtained.