Oral Answers to Questions — Government Motor Vehicles (Injuries to Civilians).

– in the House of Commons on 18th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

asked the Prime Minister whether he has any proposal to make to enable the question, whether a driver of a Government vehicle was on or off duty when injuring a civilian, to be referred to arbitration should the civilian so desire?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

This matter is receiving consideration.

Photo of Sir John Mellor Sir John Mellor , Tamworth

Will my right hon. Friend, in giving this matter consideration, consider whether it is right now for the Crown to insist upon the mediaeval privilege of being judge in its own cause, in view of the activities of the Crown in war-time being so widespread?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

That is just the kind of point that is being considered.