§ Lord CHARLES BERESFORD
asked whether the appeal to the courts of the widow of the late George Horn, plumber, Naval Ordnance Depot, Portsmouth, has been successful; if so, whether the claim has been settled; and what amount has been paid?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The county court has reserved its decision in this case, which involves an important question as to the jurisdiction of the Court. Until this question is decided I fear that it will be impossible to settle the claim. I may add that before the case came on for hearing the claimant was offered the sum of £266 2s. 2d., the full amount due under the Government Compensation Scheme, and, in addition, as an act of grace, the reasonable costs incurred on behalf of the plaintiff. This offer the plaintiff's solicitors refused.