HC Deb 23 February 1927 vol 202 c1784W

asked the Attorney-General whether he will advise the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the codification and amendment of the criminal law of England and Wales and to prepare a draft code?


No, Sir. Certain branches of the Criminal Law Have been codified in recent years, and it may be possible by proceeding gradually to make further progress in that direction. I have consulted my Noble Friend the Lord Chancellor upon the suggestion contained in this question, and I concur in his view that the appointment of a Royal Commission would not be likely to produce any useful result.