§ MR. SHIRLEY (Yorkshire, W.R., Doncaster)
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether he will take steps to prevent ordinary Quarter Sessions cases from being tried at the Assizes; and, if he will explain on what principle or system counsel are selected to conduct Treasury 51 prosecutions at Quarter Sessions and Assizes?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER) (Isle of Wight)
, in reply, said, he had no power to prevent ordinary Sessions cases being taken at Assizes. The Government intended to introduce a Bill on the subject; but the present state of Public Business made it extremely improbable that they would be able to do so at an early date. The selection of counsel to conduct Treasury prosecutions rested with the Attorney General.