HC Deb 15 December 1936 vol 318 cc2301-2W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what law reports of cases have been published in Palestine during the last 10 years; and whether it is the intention of the new chief justice to publish them with greater regularity in future, in view of difficulties experienced by the Palestine Bar at the present time?


The Chief Justice of Palestine was good enough to compile a volume of Palestine law reports for the period 1920 to 1933 inclusive, which was published in 1934, and I understand that he has now prepared for publication a further volume of law reports for the years 1934 and 1935. The importance of the publication of adequate law reports is fully appreciated by the Palestine Government, who will no doubt make arrangements for the issue of future volumes in consultation with the new Chief Justice. I should not, however, wish the hon. Member to be under the impression that the compilation of law reports is part of the duties of a chief justice.