HC Deb 19 November 1951 vol 494 cc5-6W
68. Mr. Watkins

asked the Attorney-General what action has been taken to prevent magistrates in the County of Radnor, who are members of the local education committee, from taking part in cases of prosecution for non-attendance of children at school.

The Attorney-General

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Home Affairs has addressed a letter to all clerks to justices, including those in the County of Radnor, calling their attention to the provisions of Section 3 of the Justices of the Peace Act, 1949, which disqualify justices who are members of local authorities from sitting to deal with cases in which the authority or any of its officers are parties.