§ Sir W. Jenkins
asked the Home Secretary what is the cost in England and Wales, separately, for the years 1926, 1930, 1936, and 1937, for the erection of police courts and county courts; whether they are grant earning and, if so, to what extent; and what was the amount of the outstanding loans on police buildings in 1937?
§ Sir S. Hoare
By "police courts and county courts," I presume the hon. Member is referring to the Petty Sessional Courts and Courts of Quarter Sessions. Apart from the special position of the Metropolitan Police Courts, no Exchequer contribution is payable in aid of the erection and maintenance of such buildings and I have no information as to the expenditure incurred by local authorities under this head. As regards police buildings, I regret that the available information does not enable me to state the amount of the outstanding loans.