HC Deb 03 May 1974 vol 872 c596W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the decision of Mr. Justic Goff in the case of the Beadle deceased, Mayes and Another versus Beadle, he will now introduce legislation to amend the law on the formalities required for the making of a valid will.

The Attorney-General

My noble Friend has noted that decision, but considers that any proposals for changing the law should be preceded by the usual process of research and consultation. The Law Commission has given preliminary consideration to this amongst other problems affecting wills. Further progress must depend upon priorities, but I shall inform my noble Friend of my hon. and learned Friend's interest.