§ MR. AINSLIE (Lancashire, N. Lonsdale)
I beg to ask the Attorney General when he proposes to amend the law in respect to offences committed under Jervis's Act (11 and 12 Vic. c. 43, s. 11), in order to prevent defaulters escaping punishment owing to proceedings having to be taken within six months of the misconduct complained of?
§ * THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
In reply to the question of the hon. Member, I have to say that the matter to which the question refers has not escaped attention, 795 but it was not thought desirable to propose any amendment of the law until the Reports of certain Committees which are now sitting have been received. I trust, however, that I may be able to deal with the matter early in next Session.