HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 cc1268-9
46. Mr. FOOT

asked the Prime Minister when he proposes to introduce the Bill to consolidate the law relating to real property?

The ATTORNEY - GENERAL (Sir Douglas Hogg)

I have been asked to reply. A series of Bills will be required and are in preparation. Owing to the intricate and technical nature of the subject it is impossible to hurry their completion and consequently I am unable to fix a date for their introduction.


Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman recognise that an assurance was given that a Consolidating Bill would be passed and that it is of the highest importance that such a Measure should be passed during the present Session?


I quite recognise that it is desirable to pass these Bills as soon as possible, but I think the House will agree it is also important that they should not give rise to ambiguity.


Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman tell us, which Act passed by this House has not been ambiguous?