HC Deb 23 April 1896 vol 39 c1503

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it would be possible to furnish a Return, showing to what extent, in the case of convictions and orders respectively, Courts of Summary Jurisdiction avail themselves of the power conferred upon them by Section 7 of The Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, to allow time for the payment of the sum adjudged to be paid, to direct payment by instalments, or to take security for payment?


I have consulted the Chief Magistrate, but find that it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to prepare the Return which the hon. Member asks for.