§ MR. TENNANT (Berwickshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the dismissal of an appeal in which Her Majesty's Inspector of Factories, Miss Paterson, was the appellant, and the Donegal Fishing Company were the respondents, in the Appeal Court, Dublin, on the ground that notice of appeal, with a copy of the case, had not been lodged with the respondents three days after the case was received; what was the reason for the non-fulfilment of this statutory requirement; and what was the amount of the costs. 30 *SIR M. WHITE RIDLEY: I have received a report from the Lord-Lieutenant with regard to the failure of the appeal mentioned in the question. It appears to have been due to the failure of the Sessional Crown Solicitor to serve the necessary notice Oil the respondents' solicitor before filing the case at court. The Attorney-General has called upon the solicitor for an explanation. The costs have not yet been ascertained, but will probably not exceed £10.