HC Deb 21 February 1911 vol 21 c1737

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whether it is intended to appoint a new stipendiary magistrate for the borough of Salford in the room of Mr. Makinnon retired?

The CHANCELLOR of the DUCHY of LANCASTER (Mr. J. A. Pease)

In deference to the desire expressed by the Mayor on behalf of the Corporation of Salford, it is not at present intended to appoint a new Stipendiary for Salford. I am assured that the Bench of Magistrates at Salford is able and willing to undertake the duties performed by a Stipendiary.


Is it not very unusual for a borough of the size of Salford to be deprived of the impartial and unprejudiced services of a Stipendiary Magistrate?


I do not think it is at all unusual. The practice invariably followed in regard to other large towns is that the views of the Corporation in regard to the office of Stipendiary should be the ruling factor in reference to the appointment.