HC Deb 15 March 1923 vol 161 cc1815-6W

asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a resolution from the Petty Sessional Division of Bolton stating that, at a meeting of the justices acting in and for that division held at the County Police Court, Bolton, a resolution was passed requesting that magistrates be empowered to impose hard labour in cases where persons are committed to prison for arrears of maintenance under the Bastardy Acts and The Summary Jurisdiction (Married Women) Act, 1895; and, if so, can he make a statement on the subject?


I have received this resolution, but do not see my way to propose any legislation for giving effect to it.