HC Deb 22 June 1921 vol 143 cc1367-8
95. Mr. CAIRNS

asked the Attorney-General if his attention has been drawn to the case of Everett v. Griffiths and Anklesuria in which the appellant was refused trial by jury; and whether, in view of the statement of the appellant that he has not got a fair trial, he will make inquiry into the case?

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Gordon Hewart)

My attention has been drawn to the case referred to. The statement contained in the first part of the question is incorrect. The case was tried before the Lord Chief Justice and a jury on the 13th, 14th, 19th, and 20th of November, 1919. The jury disagreed, and Judgment was entered for the defendants on points of law. The Judgment has since been affirmed by the Court of Appeal and by the House of Lords, and I am not aware of the slightest ground for the suggestion that the plaintiff has not had a fair trial.


Is it correct to say that £2,000 of the taxpayers' money has been spent on this case?


I know nothing as to the amount of the costs.