HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 c278W
Sir W. Smiles

asked the Attorney-General if he is now in a position to state when the Courts (Emergency Powers) Act will be repealed.

The Attorney-General

It would be premature at this juncture to repeal the Courts (Emergency Powers) Act, 1943. Such persons as judgment debtors and mortgagors are still in many cases unable to pay their debts in full owing to war circumstances, and are, therefore, still in need of the protection given by the Act. My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor is, however, considering whether and to what extent the restrictions imposed by the Act on the rights of creditors can properly be relaxed by subordinate legislation.