HC Deb 13 July 1871 vol 207 c1622

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it is the intention of the Government to fill up the office of Judge Advocate General, which has now been vacant for three months; and, if not, what arrangements are to be made for performing the duties of the office?


, said, in reply, that when a vacancy occurred in the office mentioned by the noble Lord in consequence of the much lamented death of Mr. Davison, his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War was desirous that there should be an opportunity of fully re-considering the duties of the office. It would, however, be hardly practicable to consider the whole of the subject satisfactorily at present; but it was the intention of the Government before the end of another Session to take the matter into their consideration with the view of having a representative of the office in his place in Parliament. The duties of the office were now discharged by the Judge of the Court of Admiralty; but the arrangement was merely provisional.