§ MR. OCTAVIUS MORGAN (Battersea)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has further considered the Memorial of the Wandsworth. Board of Works of 17th March last, asking that the Police Court now stationed at Wandsworth should be transferred to a more central locality, and in closer proximity to Clapham Junction Railway Station; that in future the magistrate should hold his Court during the whole day instead of, as at present, for a half day, and then at an uncertain hour, which does not allow sufficient time for the proper administration of justice?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
Yes, Sir; the subject of this Memorial has been engaging my careful consideration, and I have been in communication with the Treasury on the subject. I may say that the Government are agreed that the establishment of a whole day Court at Wandsworth has become necessary; but the question of providing for the increased cost is one of considerable difficulty, and is now engaging the attention of myself and of the Treasury. It is not intended at present to change the site of the Wandsworth Court.