§ MR. PHILIP STANHOPE (Wednesbury)
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether, having regard to the measure of satisfaction which has been given to the demands of the working classes by the appointment of working men as magistrates in certain districts in England, the Lord Chancellor would be willing to issue a circular to Lord Lieutenants of Counties, urging upon them the desirability, particularly in populous districts, of making further nominations of working men to the Magisterial Bench?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER) (Isle of Wight)
The Lord Chancellor would not be willing to issue any such Circular to the Lord Lieutenants of counties as is suggested in the Question. In ordinary course, the Lord Lieutenants recommend to the Lord Chancellor gentlemen whom they consider most suited in each district, having regard to all the circum- 973 stances of each case; and the Lord Chancellor is not prepared to advise them to recommend any one class more than another.