HC Deb 29 April 1969 vol 782 cc207-8W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the impending legislation on trades unions, he will introduce as a matter of urgency legislation to implement the proposals of the Payne Report abolishing imprisonment for civil debt.

The Attorney-General

As I told my hon. Friend on 7th March, the proposal to abolish imprisonment for civil debt is linked with other proposals of the Payne Committee on the Enforcement of Judgment Debts. They are being considered by my noble Friend the Lord Chancellor and I am not yet ready to make a statement.—[Vol. 779, c.181.]