§ SIR R. ASSHETON CROSS
asked Mr. Attorney General, What arrangements have been made with regard to the patronage formerly vested in the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer; and, under what Statute they have been made?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir HENEY JAMES)
, in reply, said, that in the Session of 1881 a Bill was introduced dealing with this subject; but there had been a great deal of opposition, in which he thought the right hon. Gentleman had assisted somewhat. A similar Bill had been introduced in 1882; but it was found impossible to proceed with it. No such Bill had been introduced this Session; but there was an intention to introduce an amended Judicature Bill, in which the question referred to might be dealt with. The amount of patronage was so minute that he could scarcely say it existed at all.