HC Deb 26 June 1995 vol 262 cc434-5W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all areas within(a) his Department, (b) agencies under his Department's control and (c) organisations for which he has ministerial responsibility to which Crown immunity applies; what consideration he has given to removing this; and if he will make a statement. [28654]

Mr. Goodlad

[holding answer 15 June 1995]: The reference to "Crown immunity" is taken to refer to legislation which does not bind the Crown. Certain legislation is expressly applied to the Crown. In most legislation, however, particularly older legislation, there is no such express provision. In those circumstances, whether legislation applies to the Crown will depend on the implications to be drawn from the drafting and context of the legislation.