HC Deb 03 July 1868 vol 193 cc609-10

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he sees any objection to the appointment of a High Sheriff for each of the Ridings of the county of York—namely, one for the East, one for the West, and one for the North Riding, and, if he does see any difficulty or objections, if he will state the same to the House?


said, in reply, that he had already stated his opinion that it was a very objectionable state of things that any one High Sheriff should have elections to conduct for the three Ridings, with divisions in them, and two assizes. It would not be necessary, he thought, to appoint a Sheriff for each Riding. It would be sufficient to have a Sheriff for the West Riding, to attend the assizes at Leeds, and another for the East and North Ridings, who should attend the assizes at York.