HL Deb 06 April 1955 vol 192 c332

My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to make new arrangements as to the administration of criminal justice in Lancashire and matters connected therewith, and to amend the law of England and Wales as to recorders of courts of quarter sessions and boroughs, as to stipendiary magistrates and their deputies, as to the liability of boroughs to contribute to the costs of magistrates' courts and courts of quarter sessions for the county and as to the constitution for purposes of appeals of the court of quarter sessions for the county of London. I beg to move that this Bill be read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.