HC Deb 08 June 1978 vol 951 cc210-1W
Mr. Dudley Smith

asked the Attorney-General what representations he has received on the recently published Pearson Report on liability and the Prime Minister's subsequent statement; and what period of consultation is planned before the Government's decision to implement any of the report's proposals.

Mr. Arthur Davidson

My noble and learned Friend and the other Ministers concerned are consulting the organisations most affected by the report, and their representations are being considered as they become available. The Government hope to be in a position before long to reach preliminary conclusions about the Royal Commission's report, but it is too soon yet to say what further consultations will be neded before decisions can be made about the implementation of any of its recommendations.