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Lord Justice Scarman's Lectures

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government will reconsider the appointment of a Royal Commission to consider the need for a Bill of Rights in the light of the remarks of Lord Justice Scarman.

I have read Lord Justice Scarman's recent lectures with much interest, and appreciate the relevance and importance of the issue which he raises. But while I hope these lectures will stimulate further public discussion of the issue I doubt whether the time is yet ripe for the appointment of a Royal Commission.