HC Deb 25 May 1950 vol 475 cc272-3W
80. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why no date has yet been fixed for the operations of Sections 8, Travelling and Lodging Allowances, and 16, Establishment of Magistrates' Courts Committees, of the Justices of the Peace Act, 1949.

Mr. Ede

The provisions relating to the setting-up of magistrates' courts committees cannot be introduced in isolation from the financial provisions of the Act, and in view of the present economic situation and the continuing need for strict economy, I cannot say when it will be possible to bring into operation either these provisions or the section relating to travelling and lodging allowances for justices

117. Mr. Awbery

asked the Attorney-General how many justices of the peace will be compulsorily retired on account of age as a result of the passing of the Justices of the Peace Act, 1949; and what steps have been taken to fill the vacancies that will be created.

The Attorney-General

On 1st June, approximately 2,030 justices on the English and Welsh Commissions will be transferred from the active to the supplemental lists on account of age under the provisions of the Justices of the Peace Act, 1949. The figures for Scotland are not yet available. My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor has had in mind for some time the replacing of these justices and he has already arranged for new appointments to the Commissions to be made where required.