§ 40. Mr. PETO
asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the fact that the judgment of the President of the Prize Court in the "Poona" case, on 4th May, 1915, was given against the Crown and in favour of the claim of Isaria, Limited, a German-owned company, and of the fact that the president stated that he decided in accordance with the judgment of the Court of Appeal in the Continental Tyre Company case out of respect to that Court, he intends, now that that judgment has been reversed by the House of Lords, to advise an appeal by the Crown to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the "Poona" case?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Frederick Smith)
I originally advised an appeal in this case for the purpose of obtaining a decision of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on the question ultimately decided in the Continental 41 Tyre Company case. When it became known that an appeal was to be taken to the House of Lords in the latter case, no further action in the "Poona"case was thought desirable. Having regard to the small value of the goods seized, and to the fact that they have been released, an .appeal cannot now be recommended.