HC Deb 15 November 1971 vol 826 c36W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will now take steps to negotiate reciprocal rights for the enforcement of judgments as between Great Britain and the United States of America.

Mr. Kershaw

The possibility of negotiating a convention with the United States for the reciprocal enforcement of judgments has been considered from time to time and we are currently examining the matter. There may be difficulties in concluding an agreement because in the United States the enforcement of judgments is a matter for the several States. But even though there is no agreement it is usually possible to enforce United States judgments here, andvice versa, by means of an action on the judgment.