HL Deb 02 February 1983 vol 438 cc905-6WA
The Earl of Onslow

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they intend to publish the consultative document on the law of trespass.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Elton)

As indicated in a reply given in another place on llth November, the examination of the law of trespass which my right honourable friend the Home Secretary has carried out in consultation with my noble and learned friend the Lord Chancellor, and my right honourable and learned friend the Attorney General, identified a number of issues on which the Home Secretary believes wider consultation and public discussion to be necessary before conclusions can be reached on the need for changes in the law. As a basis for such discussions my right honourable friend is issuing today a consultative document, copies of which are being sent, for comment, to a wide range of organisations and interested individuals. Copies of the paper are being placed in the Libraries of both Houses and will also be available from the department on request.