§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will introduce legislation to clarify the circumstances in which magistrates' courts may re-impose reporting restrictions when such restrictions have been lifted by them in the same case;
(2) if he is satisfied with the working of section 8 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Section 8 as amended in 1981 appears to be working as Parliament intended. We have no reason to think that any clarification or other amendment is required.