HC Deb 16 August 1895 vol 36 c169
MR. J. H. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy Burghs)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether the present Attorney-General has accepted the conditions with regard to private practice which were observed by his predecessor in office; and in what respect, if any, has a departure been made?

MR. C. J. DARLING (Deptford)

asked whether the terms upon which the present Attorney-General held office were also accepted by the present Solicitor-General, and, if that were so, how it happened that the learned Gentleman appeared against the Crown at the Old Bailey.


There has been no departure whatever, as I understand, from the present regulations in regard to the private practice of the law officers of the Crown, and these regulations are binding upon both law officers of the Crown. There is an unopposed motion on the paper in the name of the hon. Member for Poplar for the production of the Treasury minute relating to the whole question, and I will see that it is laid upon the Table at the earliest possible moment.


Will the right hon. Gentleman tell me who are the two law officers of the Crown?


I believe that the Solicitor-General of the late Government remains in office until his successor is appointed.

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