§ MR. JOHN WILSON (Govan)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that 49 gentlemen were last week appointed Justices of the Peace for the County of Lanark; whether he would explain how it comes that there are on the list more than four Conservatives for every one who are supporters of the present Government; and whether, considering the dissatisfaction arising from this state of matters, steps will be taken to have the balance of Parties on the Commission of the Peace placed on a more equal footing?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Sir G. TREVELYAN,) Glasgow, Bridgeton
In answer to my hon. Friend, I beg to state that the Lord Chancellor is fully alive to the circumstances of the case, and hopes shortly to sign a fiat for further additions to the Commission.