HC Deb 21 May 1935 vol 302 c944

asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the recommendation contained in the report of the Commissioners of Prisons for 1933 that it would be an advantage in police court cases if the usual period of remand for eight days on bail or in custody could be extended to 14 or21 days, without producing the prisoner, if the court was satisfied by a medical report that such extension was desirable to ascertain the mental condition of the prisoner; and whether he proposes to accept this recommendation and implement it by the introduction of the necessary legislation?


This recommendation has been noted for consideration when there is an opportunity for legislation, but I cannot say whether it will be possible to give effect to it.