HL Deb 21 March 1865 vol 178 cc2-3

asked, If Her Majesty's Government intended to take any Steps to rectify an Omission in the Regulations made by the Justices of Middlesex, in consequence of which there is no provision made for the Reception of Persons committed to Prison in default of paying Moneys ordered in Civil Process by Police Courts.


said, there could be no doubt that the present arrangements had been attended with great evils. The point of law which had been raised would come before the Court of Queen's Bench for decision early next term, and the Government therefore did not intend to take any steps in the meantime. They had, however, been in communication with the Middlesex magistrates with a view of inducing them to provide the requisite accommodation pending the decision of the legal question.