HC Deb 28 July 1955 vol 544 c176W
58. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to a recent case at Hampshire Assizes in which a medical practitioner, described by the jury as of high character and good record, was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment on a charge of using an instrument with intent to procure a miscarriage; whether he is aware that in a number of similar cases the exact provisions of the law in this matter have been shown to be obscure; and if he will introduce legislation to clarify the present legal position.

Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

Such reports as my right hon. and gallant Friend has been able to obtain in the time available do not suggest that this case indicates any need for an amendment of the law.