§ 68. Mr. Lipton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why it was decided that, following the arrest of Miss Marilyn Rice-Davies on 16th June last for the suspected larceny of a television set worth £80, bail of £1,000 was a reasonable amount under section 38(2) of the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1952.
§ Mr. Brooke
Having regard to the means believed to be at the disposal of Miss Rice-Davies and the fact that she was on the point of leaving the country when she was taken into custody, bail of £1,000 was regarded as a reasonable amount to secure her subsequent attendance at Marylebone Lane Police Station.