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Magistrates (Subsistence Allowances)

Volume 656: debated on Thursday 29 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to provide subsistence allowances and compensation for loss of earnings for justices of the peace; and if he will make a statement.


asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now seek to revise the Justices of the Peace Act in order to provide for subsistence allowances for magistrates.

The Magistrates' Association and the Trades Union Congress have been informed that the question of the payment of subsistence allowances to justices will be examined when an opportunity for legislation arises, but that in my right hon. Friend's view, and that of my noble and learned Friend, the Lord Chancellor, there are not sufficient grounds to justify payment of loss of earnings allowances.