§ Mr. Palmer
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the congestion of cases for the Metropolitan magistrates' courts, he will now make arrangements for the re-establishment of a magistrates' court in Westminster as before the war, either in Rochester Row or elsewhere.
§ Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe
I am considering, in consultation with the chief magistrate, what steps should be taken to relieve the congestion in some of the Metropolitan magistrates' courts. I could not at present give any undertaking to re-establish a court in Westminster.