HC Deb 19 March 1934 vol 287 cc856-7
36. Lord APSLEY

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that anxiety is felt in shipping circles, not only in Great Britain but in other countries also, as to the proposals contained in the Second Report of the Business of Courts Committee as affecting the Admiralty Court; and whether he can give an assurance that there is no intention of abolishing or in any way diminishing the status or authority of the Admiralty Court?

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Thomas Inskip)

My attention has been called to statements which have appeared in the Shipping Press as well as in other quarters suggesting that the abolition of the Admiralty Court is under consideration. My Noble Friend, the Lord Chancellor, is well aware of the unique standing and reputation of the Admiralty Court and I am very glad to have his authority for assuring my Noble Friend that nothing will be done in any way to alter its character or diminish its authority.