HC Deb 17 February 1888 vol 322 c715
MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)

asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether he has received any intimation from the Statute Law Revision Committee to the effect that, by the omission of certain unnecessary and oft-repeated words in numerous ancient Statutes, the first volume of the new and revised edition of the Statutes may be considerably reduced in bulk, without in any way altering the effect and force of those Statutes; and, whether the Government will consent to introduce a short Bill, at an early date, to give effect to the suggestions of the Statute Law Committee in this respect?


I am glad to say that the suggestion referred to by the hon. Gentleman is being carried out, and I trust about 60 pages will be saved in the bulk of the first volume. I think the change may be effected without any Parliamentary authority; but, if necessary, a Bill will be introduced.