HC Deb 16 August 1867 vol 189 c1611

said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, Whether, as the system of trial by jury has been discontinued in the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone, and in consequence it is of vital importance to the people of that settlement that a Judge of known efficiency and legal acquirements should be appointed, it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to select a member of the English, Irish, or Scotch bar, to fill the present vacancy?


said, he was not aware of any vacancy in the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Carr had resigned, and was returning home, and a gentleman of eminence at the bar had been appointed to succeed him. The Assistant Judge had not yet been appointed; but the Government would choose the candidate for the office on the ground of merit, and not considering whether he belonged to the English, Irish, or Scotch bar.