HC Deb 27 February 1914 vol 58 cc2107-8W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer out of what fund the sum of £278 2s. 2d. in the recent ease of Bury v. Farrow and another, tried on 21st and 22nd November, 1913, before Mr. Justice Bankes, was paid by the Treasury as damages and costs as between party and party; and whether it is his intention to pay the remaining costs in the action?


In this case the illegality of the distraint was due, not to the local collector, but to faulty service of notice on the part of the City Commis- sioners of Taxes. In the special circumstances it was decided to pay the damages and costs as between party and party, as well as the proper costs of the defence, out of the Civil Contingencies Fund.