HC Deb 15 July 1936 vol 314 cc2057-8W

asked the Attorney-General what is the total number of persons serving as unpaid magistrates in England and Wales; and what number of these are women magistrates?


I regret I am unable to give all the information asked for. There are 283 Commissions of the Peace in England and Wales, and my noble friend, the Lord Chancellor, has no facilities for ascertaining accurately how made to county councils for main trunk roads in England and Wales for the years 1930, 1931, 1934, and 1935, respectively; and what grants per mile were paid for Class II roads for the same period, giving England and Wales separately in both instances?


The average costs per mile of maintaining classified roads in counties are given in Appendix 14 to the Reports on the Administration of the Road Fund. The rates of grant from the Road Fund towards this expenditure are 60 per cent. for Class I roads and 50 per cent. for Class II roads. Class I roads in the figures given include trunk roads.