§ Mr. R. McNEILL
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a petition from Herne Bay on the subject of creating a Petty Sessional Division at Herne Bay for that town and certain adjacent parishes; whether he has been requested to give an assurance that, in the event of such Petty Sessional Division being created, the Home Office will not for a specified period require accommodation to be provided by the county of Kent in excess of what is now available for Court and police purposes; and whether, in view of the convenience and economy that would result from the creation of the proposed Petty Sessional Division, he can see his way to give the assurance asked for?663W
§ Mr. SHORTT
I have received the representation in question. The matter to which it relates is scarcely one that comes within the purview of the Home Office, but I am sending a reply which I hope may suggest to the memorialists a way out of the difficulty.