Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Pembrokeshire Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Pembrokeshire, 1937-1982, including lists of the Commission of the Peace for the County of Pembroke, 1937-1982; lists of the Commission of the Peace for the Town and County of Haverfordwest, 1940-1949; agendas, 1950-1975; correspondence, 1967-1987, lists of J.P.s, 1983-1987, records of Justices' attendance for Pembrokeshire Petty Sessional Divisions, 1978-1986; records relating to the Magistrates Courts Committee, 1947-1974; and records relating to the Licensing and Compensation Committee, 1905-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Department of the Lord Chancellor is responsible for the organisation of the courts system and the control of appointments to the judiciary. The Peace Act 1979 divides England and Wales into "commission areas", each having a "commission of the peace" or Advisory Committee to govern the appointment of magistrates. The commission areas are sub-divided into petty sessions areas (or magistrates' courts). As well as handling criminal cases, they have a role in civil jurisdiction, including family law, care proceedings, and the licensing of public houses, off-licences, and betting and gaming establishments.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: lists of the Commission of the Peace for the County of Pembroke; lists of the Commission for the Town and County of Haverfordwest; agendas; general correspondence; and further files of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Pembrokeshire; Magistrates Courts Committee; and Licensing and Compensation Committee.

Access Information

Restricted access. The agendas and personal correspondence are closed for 75 years from date of final entry. T/MAC/2 files are closed for 30 years after end date.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Secretary, G. Eric Jenkins, Cambria House, Haverfordwest, and by Carmarthen Record Office, County Hall, Carmarthen, 1982-1992.

Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Lord Chancellor's, catalogue; The National Gazeteer of Wales website (homepage.ntlworld.com/geogdata/ngw/admin.htm), viewed 11 May 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names