§ Lord Denning
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the proviso in Section 1(2) of the Administration of Justice (Appeals) Act 1934 (which provides for the hearing and determination of petitions for leave to appeal from the Court of Appeal) is still in force and requires the presence of three Lords of Appeal at such hearing and determination.
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)
The proviso referred to by the noble and learned Lord is still in force. It requires the hearing and determination of petitions for leave to appeal to the House of Lords to be decided by not less than three Lords of Appeal. It does not require such petitions to be dealt with by way of an oral hearing.