HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 c1436

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that the only goods which are privileged from seizure in execution against the goods and chattels of any person or are exempt from distress for rent are the wearing apparel and bedding of such person or his family, and the tools and implements of his trade to the total value of £5, and seeing that this value was fixed as far back as 1845, it is the intention of the Government to introduce legislation to raise the value of goods so privileged to a sum more in consonance with modern needs?

The SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Sir Ernest Pollock)

My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. This suggestion is being considered.