HC Deb 03 July 1940 vol 362 c847W
Mr. E. Smith

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the growing number of forms that have to be signed for people by magistrates; and, as in many areas there is a restricted number of magistrates, can it be arranged that a trade union official, minister of religion, councillor, co-operative official, or an official of the British Legion be empowered to sign all forms?

Sir J. Anderson

I have not heard previously of any difficulty in obtaining the signature of a magistrate where such a course is required. If the hon. Member will tell me what kind of form he has in mind and where the difficulty has arisen, I will look into the matter.