HC Deb 06 April 1944 vol 398 c2180W
Mr. Astor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider reintroducing the Criminal Justice Bill considered in 1938.

Mr. H. Morrison

I share my hon. Friend's appreciation of the value and importance of the large reforms proposed in the Bill of 1939, and when I decided, as I announced on 23rd March, to appoint an Advisory Council to assist in the preparation of a programme of reforms, I certainly had it in mind that many of the proposals in that Bill—improved it may be by further consideration and fresh ideas—might find a place in such a programme.

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