HC Deb 15 May 1907 vol 174 cc934-5
MR.HAVILAND BURKE (King's County, Tullamore)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in the case of the Crown against D. E. Williams, Limited, of Tullamore, judgment has been marked against the secretary of the company as well as against the company itself for the sum of £65,000 in respect of cumulated penalties incurred for irregularities under the Spirits Act of 1880; whether he is aware that the secretary, a mere employee of the company and dependent solely upon the salary he received, has been placed under arrest and lodged in Tullamore Gaol, and still detained there, on a warrant issued by the sheriff of King's County for failing to satisfy the judgment; and whether having regard to the inability of this secretary to satisfy the judgment debt for £65,000, the present intentions of the Crown as regards him can be made known.

(Answered by Mr. Asquith.) The gentleman in question was released on Monday the 13th instant.