§ MR. J. W. SIDEBOTHAM (Cheshire, Hyde)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he has yet obtained an opinion from the Law Officers of the Crown as to the legality of the pension award which has been made in the case of Mr. Thomas Cadman, late Her Majesty's Inspector of Mines for the South Western District; and, if so, what that opinion is?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON, Leeds, N.)
Yes, Sir, as I promised my hon. Friend, I obtained the opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown as to the legality of the award; and their opinion, dated September 9, was to the effect that the decision of the Treasury is within their legal powers, and cannot be questioned by the Courts of Law.