§ MR. HOGAN
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General whether there is any system of rotation regulating the appearances of the representatives of Australia, Canada, and South Africa on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council; and whether he can state the number of sittings of the Judicial Committee that have been attended by these colonial representatives since their appointment.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir ROBERT FINLAY, Inverness Burghs)
No such system of rotation has been established. Sir Samuel Way, Chief Justice of South Australia, attended eleven sittings in 1897. Sir Henry de Villiers, Chief Justice of the Cape of Good Hope, nine sittings in 1897, and has regularly attended the meetings during the present sittings, which commenced on 8th May. Sir Henry Strong, Chief Justice of Canada, has attended twenty-eight sittings— namely, four in 1897, eleven in 1898, and thirteen in 1899.