HC Deb 09 October 1946 vol 427 cc182-3
33. Mr. Hopkin Morris

asked the Attorney-General whether his attention has been called to the observations of the House of Lords in the case of Adams v. Naylor; whether he is aware that it will now be impossible in many cases for Government Departments to follow the practice of nominating dummy defendants and paying such damages as may be awarded against such defendants; and whether, therefore, His Majesty's Government will now proceed to the early introduction of the Crown Proceedings Bill.

The Attorney-General (Sir Hartley Shawcross)

I would refer the hon. and learned Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson) on 8th October. I desire to add that the question by the hon. and learned Member for Carmarthen (Mr. Morris) does not accurately describe the practice of the Crown in these matters.