Orders of the Day — Clause 1. — (Transfer of Burden of Proof in Certain Cases.)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Ronald Williams Mr Ronald Williams , Wigan 12:00 am, 11th July 1952

I am most interested in the observations of the hon. Member. During the Committee stage he went a little further than he is going now. It may be that I have got up a little too soon and that he might have intended to deal in a subsequent part of his observations with the point I am raising. I understand he is suggesting the word "neglect" instead of "negligence," not because it is a better word but because it is more precise in its effect. Would he address himself to that point and indicate in which particular type of case he considers that the word "neglect" is more precise than the word "negligence"?