HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c206W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has about the trend in vandalism, cases of abscondings and assaults in or about magistrates' courts since the introduction of the Crown prosecution service; and to what extent he attributes this trend to the consequent reduction of police officers present in court buildings in some areas.

Mr. John Patten

Representations have been made that some difficulties have been experienced, but no systematic information is available centrally.

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