HC Deb 23 February 1945 vol 408 cc1109-10W
Colonel Medlicott

asked the Attorney-General if his attention has been drawn to the likelihood of injustices arising in the post-hostilities period, owing to the time limit under the Public Authorities Protection Act, 1893, as amended; and if he is prepared to introduce legislation to lengthen the time limit from 12 months to two years for the five years following the end of the war.

The Attorney-General

I do not think that circumstances would justify the suggested legislation. The special considerations which apply to actions against public authorities were very fully considered by the House when the period of six months was extended to a year by the Limitation Act, 1939. In the case of prisoners of war and other persons detained in enemy territory extension will be granted under the Limitation (Enemies and War Prisoners) Bill which is at present before the House.