HC Deb 22 April 1904 vol 133 cc954-5
MR. BRYN ROBERTS (Carnarvonshire, Eifion)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the rules under the Poor Prisoners Defence Act, 1903, the draft of which was laid upon the Table on the 11th of February last, have been made; and, if not, what is the cause of the delay.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.) These rules will be made by the Attorney-General; but I may, perhaps, explain that, according to the provisions of the Act, the rules cannot be finally settled until they have lain in draft before each House of Parliament for not less than forty days upon which such House has sat.