HC Deb 24 June 1964 vol 697 c89W
Mr. C. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the handbook for the courts on the treatment of offenders, entitled, "The Sentence of the Court", was published; by what method copies have been made available to lay magistrates, and upon what terms; and how many copies have been distributed to them.

Mr. Brooke

"The Sentence of the Court" was published on 22nd April, 1964. It was sent to all Magistrates' Courts Committees with a circular expressing my hope that Committees would think it right to provide copies for magistrates and stating that the expenditure would rank for repayment under Section 27 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1949. Information about the total number of copies distributed to magistrates is not readily available.