HC Deb 05 July 1932 vol 268 cc246-7
65. Sir W. SUGDEN

asked the Attorney-General if he will consider introducing legislation at an early date to deal with the maintenance of the family of a testator on the lines of Act No. 41, 1916, New South Wales, with suitable adaptations to English conditions?

The ATTORNEY- GENERAL (Sir Thomas Inskip)

The Government cannot undertake to introduce legislation on this subject. If it is desired to test the feeling of the House, this can be done by means of a Private Member's Bill when opportunity offers.


Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware of the very great hardships which obtain in this country by reason of the inadequacy of the law in respect to wills, on this matter?


I have no doubt that hardships would exist under any system of law.

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