§ Mr. Roebuck
asked the Attorney-General why he has decided not to have an inquiry into the law of contempt so far as it relates to the publication and transmission of interviews with, and comment about, persons whose arrest might be imminent.
§ The Attorney-General
My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor and I are not satisfied that this aspect of the law of contempt works unsatisfactorily and we do not think that an inquiry into its operation is at present justified. We will, however, consider the matter further in the light of the report of the Interdepartmental Committee under the Chairmanship of Lord Justice Salmon, which is at present examining the law of contempt as it applies to Tribunals of Inquiry.