§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of any information and 499W advice that has been put to Her Majesty's forces following his decision to support repeal of section 10 of the Crown Proceedings Act 1947.
§ Mr. Freeman
Initial notification of our decision that section 10 of the Crown Proceedings Act 1947 should be repealed was signalled to the services on 8 December. This will be followed shortly by more comprehensive guidance which will be incorporated in standing instructions in due course.
It is not our practice to place in the Library copies of internal administrative communications such as these.