HC Deb 23 October 1952 vol 505 cc147-8W
107. Mr. Ede

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a copy of the circular recently sent to local authorities asking for estimates of the expenditure of magistrates' courts committees for the coming financial year was sent to the clerks of such committees; and if he will arrange for a copy to be sent in future years.

Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

A copy of the circular asking local authorities for estimates of the expenditure likely to be incurred during the next financial year under the Justices of the Peace Act, 1949, has now been sent to all magistrates' courts committees. As regards future years, my right hon. and learned Friend can readily give the assurance asked for.