HC Deb 19 December 2000 vol 360 cc163-4W
38. Mr. Chope

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations she has received about her proposals to change the funding regime for magistrates courts. [141601]

Jane Kennedy

In response to the consultation document outlining proposed changes, the Lord Chancellor's Department received responses from 39 Magistrates courts committees (of the 42 Committees which will exist from 1 April 2001) and from 21 of the local paying authorities. Comments were also received from the magistrates courts representative bodies and Local Government Association.