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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 MMCC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1952-1986
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 18.97 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Middlesex Magistrates' Courts Committee


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Middlesex Magistrates' Courts Committee functioned for the whole County since there was no borough with a separate commission of the peace, and its members included justices representing each petty sessional division in the County.

The Committee was empowered, amongst other matters, to make representations to the Home Secretary regarding any alterations of the petty sessional divisions. It also took responsibility for the appointment of the clerks to the justices and their staff.

Under the provisions of the Justices of the Peace Act, the Middlesex County Council assumed responsibility for the provision of petty sessional courthouses, etc, and for expenses incurred by the Magistrates' Courts Committee, so there was close coordination between the Council and the Committee on all matters involving expenditure.

Source of information: Middlesex by Sir Clifford Radcliffe (2nd edition, 1954), LMA Library reference 97.09 MID.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Middlesex Area Magistrates Court Committee, 1936-1986, including minutes, agendas and papers; papers relating to Petty Sessions and papers relating to court houses.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

MMCC/01/01: Minutes and agendas;
MMCC/01/02: Minutes;
MMCC/01/03: Committee matters;
MMCC/01/04: Petty Sessional Division;
MMCC/01/05: Court houses.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Statutory deposit received in August 1998.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Middlesex County Council Clerk's Legal Department records on Magistrates' Courts (reference MCC/CL/L/MC).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2009 to February 2010

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