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Coroners (Power Of Committal)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the circumstances repeatedly arising in decisions of coroners' courts to commit for trial the drivers of cars on charges of manslaughter; and whether he will take early steps to implement the recommendations of the Wright Committee relating to the power of committal by coroners.

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to a Question by the hon. Member for Huddersfield, West (Mr. Wade) on 24th June.