HC Deb 18 March 1942 vol 378 c1510
49. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Prime Minister whether he has any proposal to make to enable the question, whether a driver of a Government vehicle was on or off duty when injuring a civilian, to be referred to arbitration should the civilian so desire?

Mr. Attlee

This matter is receiving consideration.

Sir J. Mellor

Will my right hon. Friend, in giving this matter consideration, consider whether it is right now for the Crown to insist upon the mediaeval privilege of being judge in its own cause, in view of the activities of the Crown in war-time being so widespread?

Mr. Attlee

That is just the kind of point that is being considered.