§ 43. Mrs. Middleton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is yet in a position to state when the report of the Commission on the appointment and functions of magistrates is to be published.
§ Mrs. Middleton
Can my right hon. Friend tell the House why this Report has been so unduly delayed?
§ Mr. Ede
I should not have thought this Royal Commission was proceeding with any delay. It has been appointed in the lifetime of this Parliament. It has heard a great deal of evidence, and is investigating a very intricate and delicate subject. I hope it will not be many months before the report is in our hands, and I think the Commission should be commended for the speed with which they have acted.