HC Deb 20 August 1895 vol 36 c386
MR. H. C. LUTTRELL (Devon, Tavistock)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is the case that while notices of Quarter Sessions are sent by the Clerks of the Peace to some Justices of the Peace, they are not sent to those who are Justices by virtue of being chairmen of District Councils; and, whether, if this be so, he will take steps to ensure that all Justices shall be treated alike in the issue of such notices?


I have not received any complaints of failure on the part of Clerks of the Peace to send out Notices of Quarter Sessions to ex-officio Justices. Possibly in some cases omissions may have occurred through the Clerk of the Peace not being informed of the names and addresses of the ex-officio Justices. The notices should of course be sent to all Justices alike.


Arising out of the right hon. Gentleman's answer, I should like to ask whether it is not the business of the Clerk of the Peace to keep a record of all Justices, including those who are Justices or Chairmen of District Councils?


I believe that to be the case.