§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the fact that at a special sitting of the county magistrates, at Andover, to hear the first batch of thirty summonses against motorists for driving to the common danger around Andover during the Easter Holidays, Captain John Robert Stanford, of White Hatch and West Tilbury, a magistrate for Wilts and Dorset, pleaded guilty to 962 driving a car at the rate of over thirty-seven miles an hour, and was fined £10 and costs; and, if so, whether the attention of the Lord Chancellor has been directed to the case with reference to the removal of this gentleman from the commission of the peace for two counties.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS, Kent, St. Augustine's)
I have had no other intimation of this matter than that contained in the Question. I have mentioned the matter to the Lord Chancellor, who informs me that the circumstances of the case are not yet sufficiently before him to enable him to form any opinion.