HC Deb 14 March 1955 vol 538 cc921-2
5. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Attorney-General whether he will introduce legislation to abolish actions for enticement and similarly outmoded litigation.

The Solicitor-General

No, Sir. I do not know what "outmoded litigation" the hon. and gallant Member has in mind, but there does not appear to be a general demand for the abolition of any rights of action now recognised by the courts.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Is the Solicitor-General aware that there are cases in which the time of the courts has been wasted over family squabbles which have been aired in courts of law? Is it not time that actions for enticement, breach of promise and all these other things which are quite unnecessary in the modern world should be abolished?

Mr. Daines

Is the Solicitor-General aware that my hon. and gallant Friend's Question is really in restraint of trade in his own profession?