HC Deb 01 March 1900 vol 79 c1440
CAPTAIN JESSEL () St. Pancras, S.

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the inconvenience caused to the public by the simultaneous absence through illness of three of the metropolitan police magistrates in December last, he intends to introduce legislation to amend the law relating to the appointment of deputies; whether, in view of the increasing work of the police courts, he can see his way to appoint additional magistrates; and whether the services of the county magistrates could be utilised in trying School Board and vaccination cases.


This whole subject has recently been carefully considered by a Departmental Committee, but I am unable to say what measures will eventually be adopted for dealing with it.

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