HC Deb 01 June 1905 vol 147 cc435-6
MR. CAWLEY (Lancashire, Prestwich)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there will be a Treasury prosecution in the cases of the fatal accidents that occurred at Markyate and at Colnbrook.


The prosecution in the Markyate case is being conducted by the Hertfordshire police, who are employing a very competent counsel, I have consulted the Director of Public Prosecutions, and I agree with his view that nothing would be gained by taking the case out of the hands of the police. By the Colnbrook case I presume the hon. Member refers to the fatal accident to a woman named Haines who was killed by a motor-car driven by one Hendasyde. Hendasyde has been committed for trial to the Buckinghamshire Assize on the charge of manslaughter. I have not yet had time to ascertain all the circumstances of the case, but when I have been able to do so I shall be happy to inform the hon. Member whether I think it necessary to direct the Public Prosecutor to take up the case.