HC Deb 16 December 1929 vol 233 cc963-4
45. Mr. DAY

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider setting up a committee for the purpose of advising the Government as to the removal from the Statute Book of those laws which, being repugnant to modern thought, are no longer effective but still remain unrepealed?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

I fully appreciate the point which my hon. Friend has in mind, but I cannot imagine any committee likely to report on such a subject with a sufficient amount of unanimity to be of any service to the Government.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there is a committee sitting at present for the purpose of consolidating legislation?


I do not think there is, but, if the hon. Member will put a question on the Paper, I will give him a definite answer.

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