HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 cc2079-80
32. Major ROSS

asked the Home Secretary whether he can make any Statement as to when he proposes to introduce a Bill to provide a court of criminal appeal for Northern Ireland?


A Bill is in an advanced state of preparation, but in view of the present demands upon Parliamentary time I am afraid I cannot now say when it) will be possible to proceed with it.

Major ROSS

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom without a court of criminal appeal, and, in view of the keen desire of the people who live there to have one, does he not think a non-controversial Bill might be expedited?


If I have proof that such a Bill would be non-controversial, I shall be glad to take action.