§ MR. LAWRENCE (Liverpool, Abercromby)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the following notice in the London Gazette office, namely—All advertisements purporting: to be issued in pursuance of Statutes or under Orders of the Court must be signed by a Solicitor of the Supreme Court;whether the notice is enforced in the case of executors' and administrators' advertisements under Lord St. Leonard's Act, 22 and 23 Vic. c. 35; and, if so, what justification there may be for adding a rule not imposed by that Act, and which may entail unnecessary expenditure on estates of small amount; and whether he will direct an alteration of the official rule complained of?
§ *THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
The Order in question is enforced in all cases of advertisements purporting to be issued in pursuance of statutes or under Orders of the Court. Its object is to secure the bona fides of advertisements tendered for insertion in the London Gazette, and I think the importance and necessity of this object justify the means adopted to attain it.