HC Deb 17 July 1894 vol 27 c178
MR. DODD (Essex, Maldon)

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he would bring in and endeavour to pass in the next Session of Parliament a Bill to enable fit persons to be appointed county magistrates who now are disqualified by reason of not having either an estate in land of the value of £100 a year, or a reversionary interest of the value of £300 a year, and not living in a house in the county assessed at as much as £100 a year to the House Duty; and whether the Lord Chancellor has found himself hampered in making, or advising the Crown as to making, appointments to the county benches, by reason of the persons otherwise suitable not having the above qualifications?


The answer to both my hon. and learned Friend's questions is in the affirmative.