HC Deb 04 June 1951 vol 488 c679
37. Mr. Maudling

asked the Attorney-General whether he will now introduce legislation to vary the present intestacy regulations to provide increased benefit for the surviving spouse.

The Attorney-General

No, Sir. The Committee appointed by my noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor in October last to inquire into the law of intestacy is expected to present its report shortly. The Government will consider whether legislation is desirable, and what form it should take, when they have had an opportunity of examining this report.