§ MR. STACPOOLE
asked Mr. Attorney General, If Mr. Reilly, the Parliamentary draftsman, has been appointed Arbitrator under the European Arbitration Act, 1875; and, if application was made to any Ex-Chancellor, Judge or other person having the qualification required by the Arbitration Act, 1872, to accept the office, before appointing Mr. Reilly; and, if so, to whom?
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Sir, in answer to the Question of the hon. Member, I have to state that Mr. Reilly has been appointed Arbitrator under the European Assurance Society Arbitration 52 Act, 1875. I am unable to state whether application was made to any Ex-Chancellor, Judge, or other person having the qualification required by the Act of 1872 to accept the office before Mr. Reilly was appointed. The power to appoint an arbitrator was placed by the Act of the present Session in the hands of the Lord Chancellor, who is alone responsible for the appointment he has made.