§ Captain Cunningham-Reid
asked the Attorney-General whether his attention has been drawn to a recent case in the King's Bench Division in which damages of £1,200 were awarded against a church authority in respect of an accident occurring in a church; and whether, in view of the dilapidated state of many church fabrics and the inability of most parochial church councils to raise such a large sum of money, he will consider taking steps to make insurance against third-party risks compulsory upon parochial church councils?
§ The Attorney-General
I have no knowledge of the case to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. As far as I am aware there is no Government Department which can deal with the suggestion. The matter appears to be one for the Church Assembly to consider, with a view to initiating legislation if they thought it necessary.