§ 33. Mr. Lipton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will amend the law under which it is possible for a witness, at the risk of a comparatively small monetary penalty, to disappear during the period between the committal of prisoner from a magistrates' court and his trial at assizes and thus to obstruct the machinery of justice.
§ Mr. Brooke
I am not satisfied on present information that there is a case for amending the law relating to the enforcement of the attendance of witnesses at trials on indictment.