HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 cc14-5
23. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Attorney-General why the 1940 regulations for the depository of wills by living persons have been superseded by the reenactment of the 1914 regulations; and whether he will cause the regulations now in force to be examined and simplified on the basis of the 1940 regulations.

The Attorney-General

The 1940 regulations for the deposit of wills by living persons were made as a temporary expedient because of the transfer of the Principal Probate Registry to Llandudno during the war. On the return of the Registry to London the peace-time procedure was restored. There is no reason why people wishing to deposit wills should not be allowed to do so by post as well as by the methods which are now permitted; the regulations are being amended accordingly, and I am obliged to my hon. and gallant Friend for the suggestion.