HC Deb 03 August 1961 vol 645 c216W
64. Mr. Wilkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to provide for the extension of the stipendiary magistracy in the larger boroughs in the country.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Under Section 29 of the Justices of the Peace Act, 1949, the council of any borough having a separate commission of the peace may petition the Secretary of State for the appointment of a stipendiary magistrate. I see no need for further legislation.

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