HC Deb 28 January 1991 vol 184 c369W
Mr. Rooker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give an estimate of the cost of setting up and running the agency for administering the magistrates courts centrally, as suggested by his Department's scrutiny committee; and what are the comparisons with existing costs.

Mr. John Patten

Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte was appointed last year to prepare such an assessment. Its report was completed in September and I refer the hon. Member to the copy that was placed in the Library at the time.