§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in accordance with his promise made on 12th November, 1888, he has examined carefully into the status of the Law Officers of the Crown, in order to see whether it would be advisable that they should continue to be allowed to take private practice; what conclusion the Government have come to on the subject; and what steps they propose to take in order to prevent the public duties of the Law Officers from being interfered with by their private practice?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
The question has been receiving the careful consideration of Her Majesty's Government; but, as I have stated before, it is one more for the decision of a future Government, as no change is practicable while the present Law Officers are in office. I may say, however, that no inconvenience or injury to the public interests will be caused by the present practice.