HC Deb 19 March 1931 vol 249 c2143
55. Mr. MANDER

asked the Attorney-General if he will consider the possibility of introducing legislation to render possible an appeal in murder cases on grounds of wrongful admission of evidence at any stage of the proceedings?

Mr. PALING (Lord of the Treasury)

No, Sir. There is no intention of introducing legislation to extend the grounds of appeal in Section 3 of the Criminal Appeal Act, 1907.


Does the hon. Gentleman think it fair or right that evidence can be given in a police court which would be inadmissible if given in the Assize Court; and will he not consider taking steps to alter the law in this respect?


I have no doubt that my hon. and learned Friend will consider that point.