§ MR. GREGORY
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether it is intended to fill up the office of Registrar in Bankruptcy which has recently become vacant?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir HENRY JAMES),
in reply, said, the death of Mr. Spring-Rice had caused no vacancy in the office of Registrar in Bankruptcy, he having retired on a pension since March, 1879. By the Bankruptcy Act of 1869 the number of Registrarships in Bankruptcy was to be reduced to four. That was the number of the existing Registrars, and, consequently, there was no vacancy to be filled up.