HC Deb 08 March 1928 vol 214 c1208
22. Major OWEN

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. Evan Owen Williams, who was brought to this country under an extradition warrant from his home, wife, and work in Canada upon a charge of which he was found to be not guilty at the recent Assizes in Carnarvon; whether he is aware that after the trial Mr. Williams was left stranded in this country to make his way back to Canada and his family as best he could, and that, in order to return, he had to borrow money and incur a debt of £56; and whether, in view of the special circumstances, something can be done to repay to this man the expenses incurred by him as the result of a charge of which he was proved to be not guilty?


I am aware that Williams was acquitted; but after inquiring closely into the circumstances of the prosecution, I do not see my way to make any payment in respect of the expenses he incurred.