HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 c1609

Lords Amendment:

In page 3, line 26, at the end, insert: so, however, that within any part of the Metropolitan Police district for which a police Court is established, a certificate shall not be granted except by a police magistrate.


I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This deals with the special position of boroughs in the Metropolitan area. Police magistrates have power to deal with pawnbrokers' certificates, and they also sit more regularly than Justices of the Peace in London. It is considered that they are the proper Courts to which they should come in the Metropolitan area.

Subsequent Lords Amendment agreed to.