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Criminal Courts (Report)

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is yet able to make a statement on the report of the Streatfeild Committee on the Business of the Criminal Courts.

The Government are in general agreement with the recommendations of the Streatfeild Committee. Legislation will be required on certain matters, and I am not yet in a position to say when this can be introduced. My noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor and I now propose to consult those concerned, with a view to implementing as soon as possible certain of the recommendations which do not require legislation.