HC Deb 10 December 1953 vol 521 cc2158-9
13. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the Return of Offences relating to Motor Vehicles, Table IIa, includes Monmouthshire, with Newport, in England, whereas the report for mechanically-propelled vehicles, Report 160A, includes Monmouthshire and Newport in Wales; and if he will consult with other Departments to secure consistency in this matter of Government Reports.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Freeman

To avoid any ambiguity on this subject, would the right hon. and learned Gentleman, particularly in view of his wide experience as a lawyer, submit to the House evidence which will indicate whether Monmouthshire is in England or in Wales, in neither or in both?

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I have too great a cowardly regard for my own safety.