§ MR. DODD () Essex, Maldon
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Lord Chancellor is prepared, where necessary, to advise Her Majesty to appoint Justices in counties in which further appointments are in his judgment needed, without requiring in all such cases a recommendation from the Lords Lieutenant of such counties?
§ MR. ASQUITH
If the Lord Chancellor should receive information which appeared primâ facie to show that more magistrates were needed in any county, he would call the attention of the Lord Lieutenant to the fact; if the Lord Lieutenant should thereupon decline to make any recommendation to the Lord Chancellor, and the Lord Chancellor should be satisfied that more magistrates were in fact needed, he would feel it his duty to make the requisite appointments without further reference to the Lord Lieutenant.
§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether, if the names of duly-qualified gentlemen are submitted to the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Lieutenant having refused to take any notice of them, he will appoint them himself?
§ MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been drawn to the recommendations which have been made by Mr. Michael Davitt during the last few months? Is it in accordance with the principle laid down by the right hon. Gentleman?
§ [No answer was given.]