HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc187-8W
40. Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Minister of State, Lord Chancellor's Department what proposals he has to review the role of sheriffs. [65869]

Mr. Hoon

Sheriffs have a role in the enforcement of High Court judgments. A review of enforcement is currently being undertaken by the Lord Chancellor's Department, which will examine that role in some detail.

Law Commission reports not implemented by legislation
Year Number Title
1966 5 Landlord and Tenant: Interim Report on Distress for Rent1
1969 21 Interpretation of Statutes
1970 32 Civil Liability for Dangerous Things and Activities1
1973 52 Family Law: first report on Family Property1
1973 53 Family Law: Report on Solemnisation of Marriage in England and Wales
1975 65 Transfer of Land: Report on "Subject to Contract" Agreements1
1975 67 Report on Obligations of Landlords and Tenants
1977 83 Criminal Law: Report on Defences of General Application
1977 84 Law of Contract: Report on the Proposed EEC Directive on the law relating to Commercial Agents1
1978 89 Criminal Law: Report on the Mental Element on Crime
1979 96 Criminal Law: Offences relating to Interference with the Course of Justice
1980 104 Insurance Law: Non-Disclosure and Breach of Warranty
1981 109 Council of Europe Conventions on Foreign Money Liabilities1
1981 110 Breach of Confidence
1982 115 Property Law: The Implications of Williams and Glyn 's Bank Ltd. v Boland
1984 127 The Law of Positive and Restrictive Covenants
1985 142 Codification of the law of Landlord and Tenant: Forfeiture of Tenancies
1985 143 Criminal Law: Codification of the Criminal Law: A Report to the Law Commission
1985 145 Criminal Law: Offences against Religion and Public Worship
1985 149 Criminal Law: Report on Criminal Libel
1985 152 Property Law: Liability for Chancel Repairs
1986 154 Law of Contract: The Parol Evidence Rule1
1986 156 Law of Contract: Implied Terms of Contracts for the Supply of Services1
1987 158 Third Report on Land Registration. A. Overriding Interests: B. Rectification and Indemnity: C. Minor Interests1
1987 162 Landlord and Tenant: Reform of the Law1
1987 168 The Law of Domicile
1988 173 Fourth Report on Land Registration
1988 175 Matrimonial Property
1989 177 A Criminal Code for England and Wales
1989 178 Compensation for Tenants' Improvements
1990 191 Transfer of Land: Risk of Damage after Contract for Sale1
1991 194 Landlord and Tenant: Distress for Rent
1991 201 Transfer of Land: Obsolete Restrictive Covenants
1991 204 Transfer of Land: Land Mortgages
1992 208 Business Tenancies—A Periodic Review of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Part II
1993 218 Offences against the Person and General Principles
1993 219 Contributory Negligence as a Defence in Contract
1994 221 Termination of Tenancies
1994 222 Binding Over
1994 225 Personal Injury Compensation—How much is enough? A Study of the Compensation Experiences of Victims of Personal Injury1
1994 226 Judicial Review and Statutory Appeals2
1994 227 Restitution: Mistakes of Law and Ultra Vires Public Authority Receipts and Payments
1995 229 Intoxication and Criminal Liability
1995 231 Mental Incapacity
1995 236 Fiduciary Duties and Regulatory Rules
1996 237 Involuntary Manslaughter
1996 238 Responsibility for State and Condition of Property

Work on this stage of the review will begin in July 2000. Any proposals that might change the role of Sheriffs will be subject to full public consultation as and when they arise. I am not aware of any proposals to review the functions that Sheriffs have in addition to their enforcement role.