§ SIR E. ASHMEAD-BARTLETT
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, as a memorial of Her Majesty's Great Jubilee, the Government will appoint a Commission to undertake the codification and simplification of the Laws of England?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manches-
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I am afraid I cannot promise that this enormous undertaking shall be started at the present time. It is an ideal which many law reformers have endeavoured to progress for generations past, but I cannot myself undertake to contribute to its fulfilment.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
If consulting my legal Friends in this or the other House can be regarded as making an effort, I shall be prepared to do that.