Oral Answers to Questions — Law Commission

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North 12:00 am, 30th November 1966

asked the Attorney-General if he will state the plans and future programme of work, apart from that indicated in Command Paper No. 3123, of the Law Commission.

Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Ipswich

I do not think I can do better than refer my hon. and learned Friend to the Law Commission's First Annual Report, which was laid before Parliament last July.

Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North

Does not my hon. and learned Friend realise that, in addition to the programme of work outlined in the document to which he referred and in the White Paper to which I refer in my Question, there is a vast sphere of remediable legislation which needs attention relevant to this scientific age?

Photo of Mr Dingle Foot Mr Dingle Foot , Ipswich

I entirely agree with my hon. and learned Friend, but I remind him that the Law Commission has already embarked, in pursuance of its statutory responsibility, on a very far-reaching examination of many branches of our statute law. It must be some little time before it can go further.