§ 55. Mr. DENVILLE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that Thomas R. Lawson, of 76, Herbert Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne, was charged with dangerous driving and, some time prior to the case being heard at Jedburgh, the procurator fiscal issued instructions for his detainment in prison and, as a result, he was taken from his home at 9.45 p.m. on 24th July and confined in the Newcastle, Pilgrim Street, police station; next day he was transferred to Jedburgh prison, and after that he was transferred to prison at Hawick and remained there until 27th July, being released on £20 bail on the Friday, and subsequently at Jedburgh appearing before the sheriff of Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk, when the case against him was dismissed; and what action, if any, does he propose to take?
§ Mr. SKELTON
I am informed that Thomas R. Lawson, of 76, Herbert Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne, was taken into custody at 10.15 p.m. on 24th July, 1934, on a warrant granted by the sheriff of Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk on a charge of reckless driving contrary to Section 11 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930. He 1831 appeared before the Sheriff at Jedburgh on 25th July and no application for bail being made was committed for further examination. On 27th July application was made for his release on bail, and he was released the same day on £20 bail. He was tried on indictment on 15th and 16th October, 1934, and was found "not guilty." My right hon. Friend sees no grounds for any action on his part.
§ Mr. DENVILLE
Is it necessary in all motoring cases on the other side of the border, no matter whether innocent or guilty, that the persons concerned should be arrested and not given a, chance of being summoned?