HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 cc244-5W
72. Sir C. Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that Mr. J. H. Gadd, Coed-y-Vedw, Machen, Monmouthshire, was summoned to appear at the Caerphilly police court to answer a charge of using a motor lorry in an unfit state on the road; that the summons stated the case was to be heard on Tuesday, 26th November, 1946; that on the 25th he was informed that the case would be adjourned and no other date was fixed; that the case was heard on 31st December, 1946, and fines imposed totalling £8 that neither the defendant nor any representative was present as he had not been informed that it was to be heard and, consequently, no defence was put up; and if he will consider remitting these fines.

Mr. Ede

I had not previously been aware of this case. I am having inquiries made and will consider the matter further when these inquiries are completed.