HC Deb 12 November 1928 vol 222 c491

asked the Prime Minister whether it is intended to introduce a measure amending the law as regards actions against the Crown?


asked the Prime Minister what action it is proposed to take in reference to the recommendations of the committee which lately investigated the procedure in litigation between the Crown and the subject?

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Thomas Inskip)

I have been asked to reply to these questions. If the hon. Member for York (Sir J. Marriott) will be good enough to refer to paragraph 6 of the Report of the Crown Proceedings Committee he will see that the Committee made no recommendations. Under the terms of reference as altered by the late Lord Haldane they were only asked to prepare a Bill on the assumption that the alterations in law involved therein were both desirable and feasible. On the 15th December last my predecessor, in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Blackpool (Sir W. de Frece) announced that, the Government had decided not to present to Parliament the draft Bill contained in the Report. Having regard to the present state of Parliamentary business, it will not be possible to introduce any legislation on the subject during the lifetime of the present Parliament.

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