HC Deb 19 April 1955 vol 540 c4W
Wing Commander Hulbert

asked the Attorney-General what steps he is taking to overcome the difficulties which have arisen through the non-publication of statutory notices in the national Press.

The Attorney-General

No case has so far come to my knowledge in which non-publication of a statutory notice required in connection with legal proceedings or the administration of trusts or estates has caused serious difficulties. In many cases there is adequate discretion to extend time-limits for publication or to dispense with it or to substitute advertisement in local papers for publication in the national Press. In other cases where acts of administration or judicial proceedings have had to be held up no very serious inconvenience is likely to have occurred yet, but my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor is keeping the situation under close observation.