HC Deb 18 February 1987 vol 110 cc638-9W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been brought in magistrates' courts (a) in Stockport, (b) in the Duchy of Lancaster and (c) in England and Wales under the Town Clauses Act 1847 during the past 12 months.

Mr. Mellor

The latest information available to me is for 1985 and relating to prosecutions under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, is as follows:

Defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts in 1985 under provisions of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847
Area Number of defendants
Stockport 3
Duchy of Lancaster1 497
England and Wales 3,471
1 Take as the three counties of Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester for which the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has responsibility for the appointment of magistrates.