HC Deb 16 November 1920 vol 134 c1714W

asked the Attorney-General whether a petition of right asking for his fiat on behalf of certain members of the special sections of the Royal Engineers was lodged at the Home Office in June last; whether the delay is due to the Treasury, to the Postmaster-General, or to the Law Officers of the Crown; and whether, having regard to the very considerable lapse of time, he will give an assurance that the reply to the petition shall be expedited as much as possible?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The reply to the first paragraph of the question is in the affirmative. I have to-day submitted the Petition to His Majesty with a recommendation that His fiat should be granted. I regret that owing to the fact that legal questions of some intricacy were involved it has not been possible to deal with the matter more speedily.