HC Deb 06 February 1956 vol 548 c1317
5. Mr. E. Fletcher

asked the Attorney- General whether he has considered the implications of the recent decision of the House of Lords in British Transport Commission versus Gourley, both as regards injured parties and also as regards the claim of the Revenue; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.

The Attorney-General

I have nothing to add to the Answer I gave last week to the hon. Members for Norfolk, Central (Sir F. Medlicott) and Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond).

Mr. Fletcher

Does not the Attorney-General recollect that his answers last week were contradictory, and would he not agree that decisions in the House of Lords were sometimes altered in this House? Will he not consider introducing legislation to correct this decision of the House of Lords both in the interests of injured persons and also in the interest of the Inland Revenue?

The Attorney-General

I am sorry that the hon. Gentleman thinks that my answers last week were contradictory. I think that if he reads them again, he will realise that he is at error in that respect. I have nothing to add to what I said last week on this subject.