HC Deb 05 February 1934 vol 285 cc796-7

asked the Attorney-General if he would be prepared to represent to the Lord Chancellor the advisability of referring to the Standing Joint Committee recently appointed by the Lord Chancellor to consider the revision of legal doctrines and decisions in the light of modern conditions the present position of the law of defamation, more especially in regard to libel actions against newspapers?

The SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Sir Donald Somervell)

I understand that this committee is at present sufficiently occupied with the questions which have already been referred to it, but at a later date the suggestion of my Noble and gallant Friend will receive the most careful consideration.