HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 cc137-8W
Mr. Barter

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he has made in the arrangements concerning attendance of United States service personnel before coroners' in quests and other courts, where civil proceedings are involved, following representations made by the hon. Member for Ealing, North.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The United States authorities have always been most cooperative in trying to ensure that members of the United States Forces attend coroners' inquests or civil proceedings when their presence is required. As a result of a recent case which was the subject of correspondence between my hon. Friend and my right hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State, the United States authorities have taken further steps to ensure that notices of court proceedings or coroners' inquests, or subpoenas for such proceedings, will reach the persons to whom they are addressed without delay.