HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 c1832W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a prosecution against Corporal James Anderson for exceeding the speed limit while driving a car on the Rock Road, Dublin, heard before one of the Dublin police magistrates on the 3rd instant and dismissed on the ground that Major Ball claimed to have been authorised by the competent military authority to object to a civil tribunal trying the case; whether Major Ball has been given permission to exceed the speed limit as stated by him; and, if so, how this dispensing power arises, why was it given to Major Ball, and how long will he have it?


My attention had not previously been drawn to this matter, but I have called for a Report and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as possible.