HC Deb 27 March 1974 vol 871 cc147-8W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legal aid certificates were issued in criminal proceedings by magistrates in Lancaster, Morecambe, Preston, Chorley, Blackpool and Blackburn in the period 1971–72, 1972–73 and 1973 to date.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

Information is not available in precisely the form asked for. In the calendar years 1971 and 1972 the total number of legal aid orders made in criminal proceedings by the magistrates in the petty sessions areas named was as follows. The statistics for 1973 are not yet complete.

1971 1972
Lancaster 46 95
Morecambe (and Heysham) 63 73
Preston 827 876
Chorley (Leyland Hundred) 153 178
Blackpool 455 557
Blackburn 608 567