HC Deb 14 December 1927 vol 211 cc2313-4
54. Captain A. EVANS (on behalf of Mr. DIXEY)

asked the Home Secretary if, in view of the dissatisfaction at the state of the law respecting the liability

of the husband for the wife's torts, he will consider an alteration in the law with regard to the same?


A Bill for the purpose of altering the law on this matter was introduced by the Lord Chancellor in another place in 1925 and passed through all its stages there, but unfortunately it was impossible to find time for it in this House in that year, and the exigencies of Parliamentary business have prevented the Government since then from proceeding with the matter. My Noble Friend will give further consideration to the matter with a view to seeing whether it is possible to proceed with it in the Session of 1928.