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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 20th February 1992.

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Photo of Mr Robert Hughes Mr Robert Hughes , Harrow West 3:31 pm, 20th February 1992

Will my right hon. Friend arrange a debate next week on the administration of justice in Greater London, and, in particular, on the independence of magistrates? A view is circulating in Greater London—it is, in fact, the view of the Greater London Labour party—that magistrates should be subject to party discipline, and should follow what is described as the party line on justice. I do not know what that means, but it sounds extremely sinister. I think that we should establish, and let people in London know, precisely what Labour means by this.