HC Deb 26 November 1888 vol 331 c152
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether a Mr. Maconochie has just been appointed a County Court Judge by the Lord Chancellor; whether the gentleman is either nearly or quite 70 years old; and, whether he has practised before any Court during the last 20 years; and, if so, when?


In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that the answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. The Lord Chancellor believes that Mr. Maconochie's age is 65. As to the third paragraph, the Lord Chancellor has no information on the point, Mr. Maconochie not being personally known to him. He was appointed on the testimony which was borne to his fitness for the office by the highest judicial and professional authorities. Mr. Maconochie has been for many years Recorder of Winchester, and for the last 12 years has frequently sat as Deputy County Court Judge.