§ MR. ASHLEY
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether he proposes to instruct the Public Prosecutor to take 892 any action in the case of two non-unionists who were taken by force in the Maesteg district of Wales on 4th September last, tied together in a wheelbarrow and thrown into a river, with the view of bringing the offenders to justice.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir JOHN WALTON, Leeds, S.)
If such a charge as that described in the Question could be substantiated I should certainly direct steps to be taken to bring the offenders to justice. But the Public Prosecutor informs me that he has received a letter from the Chief Constable, in which he says that, after inquiries made on the spot, he has been unable to discover that the wheelbarrow incident mentioned in the Question ever took place.