HC Deb 11 March 1963 vol 673 c933
1. Mr. Hooson

asked the Attorney-General what reports have been received over the last 12 years from the Law Reform Committee recommending that certain laws be reformed; and which of these recommendations have been implemented by legislation.

Date of Report Subject matter How implemented
First Report (April, 1953) Statute of Frauds and Section 4 of Sale of Goods Act 1893. Law Reform (Enforcement of Contracts) Act 1954.
Second Report (May, 1954) Innkeepers' liability Hotel Proprietors Act 1956.
Third Report (November, 1954). Occupiers' liability to invitees, licensees and trespassers. Occupiers' Liability Act 1957.
Fourth Report (November, 1956). Rule against perpetuities No legislation yet introduced.
Fifth Report (January, 1957) Conditions and exceptions in insurance policies. No action recommended.
Sixth Report (November,1957). Court's power to sanction variation of trusts. Variation of Trusts Act 1958.
Seventh Report (August, 1958). Effect of tax liability on damages Committee unable to agree: majority recommended no action.
Eighth Report (December, 1958). Sealing of contracts made by bodies corporate. Corporate Bodies' Contracts Act 1960.
Ninth Report (January, 1961). Liability in tort between husband and wife. Law Reform (Husband and Wife) Act 1962.
Tenth Report (July, 1962) Innocent misrepresentation No legislation yet introduced.