§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legal aid certificates were issued in criminal proceedings by magistrates in 148W 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