HC Deb 15 May 1918 vol 106 cc343-4
26. Mr. ALDEN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a recent decision in the Recorder's Court, Dublin, in the case of Michael Dineen, who sued Sir Bryan Mahon, General Officer Commanding the Forces in Ireland, to recover compensation for personal injuries and damage to his cycle when he was run down by a motor car conveying the General and two others; whether the defendant urged the plea that an action against the defendant and his chauffer was not sustainable as they were on the business of the King; and whether the Army authorities take the view that they are not liable in such a case, or, if such liability exists, what steps he proposes to take?


My attention had not previously been drawn to this ease. I am having inquiries made, and will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.