§ 9. Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Home Secretary whether he can now state whether he will appoint a Select Committee to go into the differential procedure in respect of the furnishing of recognisances in the law courts of the country, especially in view of the hardship caused to poor defendants who cannot find large sums to enable them to promote appeals against police court decisions?
My right hon. Friend has decided to appoint a Committee to consider this question. The proposed terms of reference to the Committee are 595to consider the law and practice relating to appeals from decisions of courts of summary jurisdiction and to recommend such amendments, if any, as may be thought desirable.
§ The following gentlemen have consented to serve on the Committee:
- The Hon. Sir William Francis Kyffin Taylor, G.B.E., B.C. (Chairman),
- Sir Chartres Biron,
- Sir Ernley Blackwell, K.C.B.,
- L. S. Brass, Esq.,
- Walter Monckton, Esq., K.C., and
- Sir John Withers, C.B.E., M.P.