§ Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the Thirteenth Report of the Law Reform Committee for Scotland relating to dangerous agencies escaping from land; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ross
The Law Reform Committee, with one dissentient, recommended against any change in the law on this subject, and I have decided, after consultation with my right hon. and learned Friend the Lord Advocate, to accept this recommendation. I acknowledge, however, that the law relating to liability based on fault—one aspect of which was considered by the Commitee in its Report—has been the subject of some criticism; and it may be that the proposed Scottish Law Commission will think this a suitable topic for review.