§ MR. KENYON (, &c.) Denbigh
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether the Rev. James Spinther James has been appointed a Registrar of Marriages at Conway; if this is the same person who, on the 27th of May 1885, before the Bangor Bench of Magistrates, pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness in the public streets, and was fined 10s. and costs; and, on whose responsibility these appointments are made?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. JESSE COLLINGS) (Ipswich)
(who replied) said: I have made inquiry of the Registrar General, and find that the Rev. James Spinther James has been appointed a Registrar of Marriages at Conway. He was appointed by the Local Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, under the powers given by the 6 & 7 Will. IV. c. 85, s. 17. The appointment was reported to the Registrar General; and, as the person appointed appeared to satisfy the requirements of the Regulations, the appointment was approved by him as a matter of course. The Registrar General had no knowledge of any such conviction as that referred to. He would, no doubt, consider any representations which the hon. Member, or persons in the locality, may think it right to submit, to him on the subject of the appointment.