§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. H. H. ASQUITH, Fife, E.)
, in asking for leave to introduce a Bill to amend certain provisions of the law with respect to officers of the Supreme Court, explained that this was a simple and non-contentious Measure. Its first object was to do away with the necessity for making unnecessary appointments in the Court; the next to bring the servants of the Courts within the same provisions as to retirement as the rest of the Civil Service; and the final object was to abolish the office of Queen's Remembrancer, which had become obsolete.
Bill presented accordingly, and read the first time; to be read a second time upon Thursday, and to be printed. [Bill 181].