HC Deb 31 July 1934 vol 292 c2453

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the recent increase in the space allotted in newspapers to divorce proceedings, he will take steps to amend the law so that the prohibition of the publication of evidence shall also apply in the case of a judge's summing-up?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

As at present advised, I am not prepared to introduce legislation extending the law on this subject.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that 17 columns on end in one paper represented the summing-up in detail of the judge and the giving of all those details which it is the purpose of the Government to keep out of the papers?