HC Deb 07 July 1949 vol 466 cc2305-6
1. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether he will consider the setting up of a Court of Appeal for the three High Commission Territories on the lines of the West African Court.

The Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations (Mr. Philip Noel-Baker)

Yes, Sir. As I have informed the House in answer to an earlier question, I am now considering the question of providing a Court of Appeal in criminal cases for the High Commission Territories in South Africa. I will certainly take my hon. Friend's proposal into account, but, as I know he understands, the matter is very complex, and I am afraid that I cannot promise him a very early decision.