Oral Answers to Questions — High Commission Territories (Appeal Court)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East 12:00 am, 7th July 1949

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether he will consider the setting up of a Court of Appeal for the three High Commission Territories on the lines of the West African Court.

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

Yes, Sir. As I have informed the House in answer to an earlier question, I am now considering the question of providing a Court of Appeal in criminal cases for the High Commission Territories in South Africa. I will certainly take my hon. Friend's proposal into account, but, as I know he understands, the matter is very complex, and I am afraid that I cannot promise him a very early decision.