HC Deb 08 February 1955 vol 536 c199W
92. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Lord Advocate whether he will implement the recommendation of the Royal Commission on Scottish Affairs that the informal committee on Scottish law reform should be reconstituted as a permanent body and given wider functions, and, in particular, that its terms of reference should empower it to consider any aspect of Scottish legal reform on its own initiative.

The Lord Advocate

The reconstitution of the Law Reform Committee for Scotland, under the chairmanship of Lord Walker, was announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State in his statement to the House on 7th December last. Its terms of reference are as followsTo bring to the attention of the Lord Advocate aspects of the law of Scotland which seem to the Committee to require consideration; to consider these or other aspects of the law in Scotland which may be remitted to the Committee by the Lord Advocate; and to report whether any changes in the law are desirable; the Committee to have power to co-opt for such periods as they may require such person or persons as the Lord Advocate may approve.