HC Deb 29 July 1904 vol 139 c81
SIR THOMAS DEWAR (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, seeing that the present number of Judges in the King's Bench Division leaves no margin of reserve whatever for illness or temporary absence, the Government will consider the advisabilty of increasing the number.

(Mr. A. J. Balfour.) I am advised that the power which is exercised whenever required of appointing Commissioners of Assize, affords just such relief as the Question suggests, and such a Commissioner is acting at the present time. I also understand that the state of business does not call for any other help.