HC Deb 11 April 1940 vol 359 c722W
Mr. Gledhill

asked the Home Secretary whether, in order to save the time of magistrates, court officials and witnesses, he will consider the institution of a system of standard fines to be collected at the time, for small technical offences?

Sir J. Anderson

Proposals of this sort have frequently been considered, and examination of them suggests that the disadvantages would outweigh any advantages in the way of saving time.