§ MR. LAWSON (St. Pancras, W.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, How many sum- 36 monses are heard on an average in a week at Bow Street and Marlborough Street Police Courts respectively; and, whether the two Courts are required?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. STUART-WORTLEY) (Sheffield, Hallam)
(who replied) said: The weekly number of summonses heard on an average in a week at Marlborough Street Police Court for the year 1887 was 112; at Bow Street the weekly average is 132. Judging from the number of cases disposed of at each Court, and from the fact that the Committee which lately inquired into the disposition of magisterial business in the Metropolis, after full consideration, did not recommend the abolition of the Court at Marlborough Street, the Secretary of State is not prepared to say that the two Courts are not required.