§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether, under the New Judicature Act, the existence of the degree of Serjeant-at-Law will serve any public purpose; and, whether the Government have considered to whom, in the event of the Serjeants Inn claiming to be maintained, the title and property belong?
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Sir, in answer to the hon. Baronet, I have to state that, by the Judicature Act of 1873, it is provided that it shall not be necessary for a Judge of the Supreme Court to possess the qualification of being a Serjeant-at-Law, and that the new Judicature Act which has just passed in no way affects the position of a Serjeant-at-Law. Under these circumstances, the Question "whether the existence of the degree of Serjeant-at-Law will serve any public purpose "is one upon which the hon. Baronet is quite as qualified to form an opinion as I am. With reference to the second part of his Question, I can only state that, so far as I am aware, the Government have not considered "to whom, in the event of Serjeants Inn claiming to be maintained, the title and property belong."