HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 cc100-1W
73. Sir D. Kaberry

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received in the past 12 months about the restriction on newspaper reporting of preliminary hearings before magistrates' courts imposed by the Criminal Justice Act, 1967; and if he is satisfied with the operation of the restriction in practice.

Mr. Carlisle

In the past 12 months two letters have been received from the editor of the WolverhamptonExpress and Star.

As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to a Question by the hon. Member for Accrington (Mr. Arthur Davidson) on 3rd December, 1970. —[Vol. 807, c. 1444–5.]