§ MR. MORTON (Sutherland)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether His Majesty's Judges, when on circuit, receive £7 10s. a day table money in addition to salary, travelling expenses, and free lodgings provided by the authorities of the various counties visited; and whether at Bristol and Newcastle the corporations defray the whole cost of entertaining the Judges.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
Yes, Sir, a Judge receives, when on circuit, an allowance of £7 10s. 0d. a day for the subsistence of himself and his suite. He is also repaid his travelling expenses, and receives, of course, his salary. The duty of providing lodgings for the Judges rests with the Sheriffs of the counties visited, and the Sheriffs receive allowances from the Treasury, according to a fixed scale, in respect of the expenses thus incurred by them. I have no knowledge of the practice referred to at Bristol and Newcastle.