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Magistrates' Courts (Compensation To Personnel)

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure the provision of compensation for magistrates and court staff who are injured, or have their property damaged, as a result of their judicial duties.

There have recently been discussions between the Central Council of Magistrates' Courts Committees and the Home Office on the question of additional provision in matters of this kind. Magistrates are, of course, already covered to a large extent by existing arrangements, under, for example, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.