Mr. M. SCOTT
asked the Home Secretary how many local courts there are in England having jurisdiction concurrent with or nearly concurrent with the county courts; what is the number of the staff employed by these courts; and what is the total cost of these courts to the nation?
§ Mr. SHORTT
There are at present six local courts having concurrent jurisdiction with the county courts in which a substantial amount of business iB done. I do not know the number of the staff employed, but it would appear that the gross revenue from them exceeds the expenditure. Particulars are given in the Annual Judicial Statistics, to which I refer the hon. Member for further information.