HC Deb 17 April 1896 vol 39 c1180
MR. H. D. GREENE (Shrewsbury)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Her Majesty's Government will invite Her Majesty's Judges, at their approaching annual council, to consider the alterations of the Law proposed in the Evidence in Criminal Cases Bill, and report thereon to one of Her Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, as provided by the Judicature Act?


I have not had an opportunity of consulting the Lord Chancellor; but even if the Act provided for alterations in the Law being referred by the Government to the Council of the Judges, which it does not do, I can hardly think it possible, or desirable, that a Government Measure which has already passed one House of Parliament should be so referred.

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