HC Deb 16 April 1946 vol 421 cc416-7W
100. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Principal Probate Registry has recently laid down that soldiers' wills cannot be admitted as privileged until evidence is furnished to show that at the date they were made the testator was serving in a theatre of war, or was under orders to proceed to a theatre of war; and whether, in these circumstances, he will arrange for the revision of the will forms which are supplied to soldiers, and which, in the light of this ruling, no longer fulfil the exact purpose for which they were intended.

Mr. Lawson:

I am in communication with my legal advisers on this subject. I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that the instructions given to soldiers on their pay books will be revised if this is considered necessary.

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