HC Deb 28 January 1957 vol 563 cc111-2W
85. Mr. S. Silverman

asked the Attorney-General whether he has considered the decision of the House of Lords in the case of Lister v. Romford Ice Co., Ltd.; and whether, having regard to the conflict of judicial opinion, to the admittedly far-reaching consequences of that decision and to the fact that, as a result, most drivers of motor vehicles owned by their employers are virtually deprived of the benefit of insurance and are thus committing daily offences against the Road Traffic Act, he will introduce remedial legislation.

The Attorney-General

The implications of the judgments in this case are being studied by the Government. I am not yet in a position to make a statement, but I think I should say now that I do not accept that the decision has, in relation to the Road Traffic Acts, the effect stated in the hon. Member's Question.