HC Deb 02 July 1903 vol 124 cc1189-90

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Beerbohm Tree, against whom an injunction has been granted in respect to exhibiting the name of the theatre in large letters upon the premises; whether the Government will consider the advisability of introducing remedial legislation to modify penal clauses in terminable leases, upon which such prosecutions are founded, and imprisonment for contempt of Court is enforced in case of disobedience.


This is a matter of course that has not come before me in any way officially, and so far as I am advised there seems no reason for suggesting the far-reaching alteration in our existing law which the hon. Gentleman desires. Of course if he propounds a scheme as a private Member, and embodies it in a Bill, it will receive the consideration of the Government.