HC Deb 09 November 1933 vol 281 cc298-9
18. Mr. MANDER

asked the Home Secretary in how many cases in connection with the juvenile courts established under the Children Act women justices have been placed on the panel; in how many no women were appointed and in how many areas there are no women magistrates?


The Juvenile Courts (Constitution) Rules, 1933, required Juvenile Court panels to be formed before the 1st instant, but I have not yet received from all Clerks to Justices the lists of Justices appointed to serve on the panels which they are required to send to me by Rule 10. I am sorry, therefore, that I am not to-day in a position to give the hon. Member an answer to the first two parts of his Question, but I will communicate with him as soon as the information is available, and give him at the same time such information as I have obtained on the third part.


When this information is available, will the right hon. Gentleman, where no women have been appointed to these juvenile courts, insist upon one woman being appointed for that special purpose?


I shall have to wait till I receive the reports before I make any definite statement.