HC Deb 10 November 1937 vol 328 cc1796-7W
Mr. Joel

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that no general index of local statutes has been prepared since 1899; whether an up-to-date index is now in course of preparation; and, if not, whether, for the convenience of all concerned, he will give instructions for the preparation of an up-to-date index at the earliest possible opportunity?

The Attorney-General

I have been asked to reply. It is true that there is no up-to-date general index of local statutes although there is published each year as one of the official publications for 'which the Statute Law Committee is responsible an Index of Local and Public Acts of the Session. A consolidated index of the Local Acts covering the period from 1900 onwards would be a matter for consideration by the Statute Law Committee. I will take steps to see that this matter is considered by that Committee at its next meeting.