HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc439-40W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now list in the Official Report for each of his Department's local offices in Birmingham, Coventry and Dudley the current number of non-pensioner and pensioner claimants; and if he will give comparable figures for 1979, 1980 and 1981 where available.

Mr. Newton

[pursuant to his reply, 30 March 1982, c. 92–93]: The information requested is as follows:

by his Department to the chief executive of Leicester city council about the matter. The reply concerned explains the position regarding the training of magistrates in this field.

Mr. Proctor

asked the Attorney-General which local authorities have written to the Lord Chancellor on the subject of ethnic minorities and magistrates' courts in the last six months.

The Solicitor-General

The local authorities referred to in the question are those of the cities of Leicester, Nottingham, Liverpool, the county councils of Merseyside and West Midlands, the London borough of Brent and the metropolitan borough of Sandwell.