HC Deb 05 December 1949 vol 470 cc132-3W
Mr. McGovern

asked the Attorney-General if he will introduce legislation to prevent the publishing in the public Press of interviews with the relatives of condemned persons, whereby their guilt is conveyed to the public in spite of the fact that an appeal in the case is still pending.

The Attorney-General

No. Under the existing law the courts already have sufficient power to grant a writ of attachment for contempt of court if a publication is calculated to prejudice the administration of justice.