HC Deb 21 January 1937 vol 319 c325
18. Mr. Viant

asked the Home Secretary whether any steps have been taken, or whether it is proposed to take any steps, to carry out the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on the social services in the courts of summary jurisdiction; and is it his intention that any proposals arising from the report shall be considered by the House for approval before being adopted?

Sir J. Simon

The report of this committee is receiving my careful consideration. A circular has already been issued by the Home Office to justices on the subject of matrimonial jurisdiction and steps have been taken to give effect to certain other recommendations of the committee which are of an administrative character. Some of the recommendations of the committee cannot be carried out without legislation and these would naturally require the approval of this House.

Mr. Viant

Have any appointments been made in the courts arising from these recommendations?

Sir J. Simon

Perhaps the hon. Member would be kind enough to communicate with me, or to put a question down, and I will let him know.