§ Mr. S. C. Silkin
asked the Attorney-General whether he has considered the Press Council Booklet No. 1, a copy of which has been sent to him; and whether he will arrange for the general subject-matter of contempt and the Press, together with all associated issues, to be referred to the Law Commission or to the appropriate body for review.
§ The Attorney-General:
As I stated yesterday in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend for Harrow, East (Mr. Roebuck), the Government is studying this booklet, and considering whether there should be a review of the law of contempt as it applies to Tribunals of Inquiry. In my view, there are no grounds for a general review of the law of contempt.—[Vol. 756, c. 918–19.]