House Marks Death Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 7:58 PM

Parliament held a moment’s silence this evening to mark the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse

Debate on the Vulnerable Children Bill was interrupted to recognise the passing of Sir Owen when a motion was put by leave by former ACC Minister Ruth Dyson.

Sir Owen was a decorated naval officer in World War II, receiving a Distinguished Service Cross for operations in the Adriatic, before embarking on a long and distinguished career as a jurist.

He chaired the Royal Commission on Accident Compensation, which wrote what became known as the Woodhouse Report, which recommended a no-fault accident compensation scheme.

Sir Owen Woodhouse was President of the Court of Appeal between 1981 and 1986, and was made a Privy Counsellor and member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1974.

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