HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 c292W
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.

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