§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Scretary of State for the Home Department by what authority D.L.G. 373 has been sent to all justices of the peace; and what penalties are incurred if a justice of the peace refuses to complete and return the questionnaire.
§ Mr. Ede
I understand that the hon. Member is referring to a letter sent by the chairman of the Royal Commission on Justices of the Peace to all justices of the peace asking for their co-operation in the work of the inquiry by filling in and returning to the Commission a form of questions the replies to which will be tabulated for statistical purposes required by the Commission. There is no question of penalising justices who do not complete and return the questionnaire, but it is hoped that all justices will be willing to give their assistance to the Commission in its work by furnishing the particulars requested.