HC Deb 13 February 1922 vol 150 c663W

asked the Attorney-General what is the cause of the delay in the hearing by the House of Lords of the Crown's dissent from the unanimous judgment of the Court of Appeal of 5th July last, in respect of the 2d. levy of the Food Controller upon milk from the four south-western counties; and whether, seeing that the case will decide the distribution of a quarter of a million of money which the Court of Appeal declares to have been illegally extracted from the farmers three years ago, he will use his influence to expedite the hearing or withdraw the appeal?


There is no ground for any allegation of delay. The case will be heard in its turn so soon as it is reached by the House of Lords in the course of its judicial business.