HC Deb 05 February 1973 vol 850 c12W
32. Mr. Clinton Davis

asked the Attorney-General if he will now make a statement on the Government's policies with regard to dormant funds held in the Supreme Court.

The Attorney-General

In the light of the debate on the motion for the Adjournment on 22nd December my noble friend the Lord Chancellor is considering whether dormant funds could with advantage be surrendered to the Consolidated Fund, subject to suitable safeguards against future claims.

But legislation would probably be required and I cannot hold out any early hope of this.