§ 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.
§ MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS
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 436 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.