38Jurisdiction of quarter sessions
(1)A court of quarter sessions—
(a)notwithstanding anything in the Quarter Sessions Act, 1842, shall in England have jurisdiction to try an indictment for burglary;
(b)shall not have jurisdiction to try an indictment for any offence against sections twenty, twenty-one, and twenty-two of this Act.
(2)A justice of the peace in England when committing for trial a person charged with burglary shall commit him for trial before a court of assize unless, owing to the absence of any circumstances which make the case a grave or difficult one, he thinks it expedient in the interest of justice to commit him for trial before a court of quarter sessions ; and the Assizes Relief Act, 1889, shall apply.