§ MR. GREENE (Suffolk, Stowmarket)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If he will cause a Return to be made of all Courts holden by Sir Francis Roxburgh as the County Court Judge for Suffolk, distinguishing those held monthly from the bi-monthly Courts, and when the edict of the Lord Chancellor was given for the latter, how, and to whom; and, if, considering the increasing dissatisfaction that exists in the county, an official will be sent to the various districts to make inquiries and to gather evidence as to the accuracy of the reflective statements made against the Judge?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
I am informed by the Lord Chancellor that he has no objection to giving the Return asked for by my hon. Friend. He is unable, however, to accede to the suggestion contained in the second paragraph of the Question; as, having regard to the circumstances of the case, he considers that to institute such an inquiry would be injurious to the Public Service, and unfair to the Judge himself.