§ MR. BYLES (York, W.R., Shipley)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to certain correspondence, extending over several years, between the clerk to the Guardians in the North Bierley Union, the Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding, and the Lord Chancellor, with respect to the serious inconvenience which is suffered in the said Union, owing to the insufficient number of county magistrates 1704 resident within it; and whether he will confer with the Lord Chancellor, with a view to the appointment upon his recommendation of additional and suitable magistrates for that part of the West Riding which comprises the North Bierley Union?
§ MR. ASQUITH
I am in communication with the Lord Chancellor on this subject, and should be glad if my hon. Friend would postpone his question for a week.