HC Deb 05 April 1976 vol 909 cc2-3W
Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to receive and publish the Final Report of the Law Commission on the matrimonial jurisdiction of magistrates' courts.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

The Commissioners have not been able to complete their report as quickly as they had hoped, but we now hope to receive it during the summer.

Force January February Total Strength at 29th February 1976 Total as per cent. of strength
Metropolitan 11 12 23 910 2.52
Merseyside 3 2 5 321 1.55
Greater Manchester 6 3 9 409 2.20
Other forces in England and Wales 43 55 98 4,175 2.34

Information about the numbers who had given notice but had not left by 29th February is not available centrally.