HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 c288W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will introduce legislation to clarify the circumstances in which magistrates' courts may re-impose reporting restrictions when such restrictions have been lifted by them in the same case;

(2) if he is satisfied with the working of section 8 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

Section 8 as amended in 1981 appears to be working as Parliament intended. We have no reason to think that any clarification or other amendment is required.