§ MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with regard to the fact that the privileges of the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, prior to the enactment of "The Local Government Act, 1888," were specially reserved by that statute, whether any disability to act attends them if their residence "ceases to be within the present county area of Middlesex, but continues in that of the new County of London?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS, Birmingham, E.)
The answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. As to the second, Justices of Middlesex who reside in the County of London will have in Middlesex jurisdiction to act in all cases in which the Summary Jurisdiction Acts enable a gentleman who is a Justice for two adjoining counties to act in one, although he resides in the other.