73. SirJ. D. REES
asked the Attorney-General whether His Majesty's Government has under consideration the question of reducing the period allowed for appeals to the Privy Council and the House of Lords; and whether he has read the remarks in this behalf of the former tribunal in the case of Nanda Lal Dhar Biswas v. Jagat Kishore?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Frederick Smith)
The House of Lords has, during the present year, amended the Standing Orders, so as to shorten the time for appeals to that House from one year to six months. The question whether the period allowed for appeals to the Privy Council from India can be shortened, so as to obviate the evils to which attention has been called, has engaged the attention of the Government, and is now under the consideration of the India Office. I have read the remarks in the case referred to by my hon. Friend, and I share his view as to their gravity.