Mr. John M. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review magistrates' travelling allowances.
§ Mr. John Patten
The allowances are reviewed each year, and are varied in line with those payable to local authority members. The basis for the payment of these and other allowances is under consideration, and I have discussed the issue with the chairman of the Magistrates Association, Mr. John Hosking.