HC Deb 07 December 1920 vol 135 c1944W

asked the Home Secretary whether he, personally, or any official of the Home Office to his knowledge has received a memorandum purporting to comprise five several resolutions passed by the Metropolitan police magistrates at a meeting held at Bow Street on 23rd July last on the subject of the Juvenile Courts (Metropolis) Bill; from whom was this received; and, if so, does he still say that the Metropolitan police magistrates are in favour of the Bill as it was then framed, having then left another place?


I received the memorandum referred to in the question. I gave it in full in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Nottingham East (Sir J. D. Rees), and it will be found in the OFFICIAL REPOET. of the 29th November, column 962. The memorandum was sent to me by the Chief Magistrate on the 24th July before the Bill had been amended in another place. I have never said that the magistrates -were in favour of the Bill as then framed.