§ 17. Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of recent cases in which prisoners have been detained in prison for five or six weeks awaiting trial when nearby Assizes and sittings of the Central Criminal Court have taken place in the meanwhile, he will consider issuing a circular to magistrates calling their attention to the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act, 1925?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
As at present advised, I have no reason to think that such a state of facts does exist, but if the hon. Member will give me particulars of the cases he has in mind, I will look into them and consider his proposal.