HC Deb 27 February 1940 vol 357 cc1918-9W
Mr. McGovern

asked the Lord Advocate the reason for the absence at Pleading Diet of the Sheriff Court in Glasgow, on 17th February, of Midshipman William Donald Heath Eves, who is charged with culpable homicide in connection with the death of the honourable John Llewellyn Lloyd Mostyn, at the Beresford Hotel, in Glasgow, on 10th January, 1940; why the police at the time of the tragedy declared it an accident; whether any persons concerned are to be charged with perjury, and whether Midshipman Eves will be required to be present at his trial in the High Court on 27th February?

The Solicitor-General for Scotland (Mr. J. S. C. Reid)

I understand that the accused was unable on account of his naval duties to be present on 17th February, and the Pleading Diet was therefore continued until to-day. The trial is now actually in progress, and I can therefore make no further statement with regard to the case.

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