§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green)
I wish to ask the learned Attorney General, whether he was correctly reported in the statement attributed to him, that the Chief Justice of the Bahamas had been removed from his office.
*SIR E. WEBSTER
I am obliged to the hon. Gentleman for affording me the opportunity of giving an explanation of what I said. I was not aware of the statement attributed to me until to day. What I stated to the House—although I daresay I was not correctly heard—was that the Chief Justice was removeable, not removed. I really referred to the answer of my right hon. Friend the Under Secretary for the Colonies in which he said that the Chief Justice could be suspended by the Governor and Council until the Home Authorities had considered the case. I did not intend to say he had been removed.