HC Deb 02 May 1928 vol 216 c1710
39. Mr. MORRIS

asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the conflicting judgments of the Court of Criminal Appeal in Rex v. Denyer and of the Court of Appeal in Hardie and Lane v. Chiltern and others, he proposes to introduce legislation to amend or clarify the existing law?

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Thomas Inskip)

The time limited for appeal from the Court of Appeal to the House of Lords in the case of Hardie and Lane v. Chiltern and others has not yet expired, and I do not propose, therefore, for the present to consider what action, if any, should be taken in the matter.


Can the Attorney-General say whether he regards as satisfactory the present position, in which a man can be sentenced to a period of imprisonment for exercising what the civil Courts declare to be his legitimate legal rights?


That is a hypothetical question.

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