HC Deb 28 March 1973 vol 853 c339W
Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now make a statement about the reform of the lay summary courts on the reorganisation of local government in Scotland.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Yes. I am publishing tomorrow a White Paper which explains the Government's detailed proposals for developing the justice of the peace system to provide effective lay summary courts as from 16th May 1975 when the new local authorities are due to assume power.