Legal Proceedings (Duplication).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 21st February 1922.

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Major C. LOWTHER:

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asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the remarks made by the learned judge on Saturday, when charging the grand jury at Hereford, as to the unnecessary duplication of proceedings in coroners' and magistrates' courts in certain cases; and whether he is prepared to introduce legislation to give effect to the learned judge's recommendations?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

The suggested amendment in the law will be considered in connection with a Bill which is now being drafted.

Major LOWTHER:

When may we expect the Bill?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

I regret that I cannot give the assurance asked for.