HC Deb 01 March 1911 vol 22 c366

asked the Prime Minister if he can yet inform the House in what way the Government propose to deal with the unique situation resulting from the speech of Mr. Justice Grantham, at Liverpool, on the 7th February?


asked the Prime Minister what steps the Government propose to take with reference to the speech made by Mr. Justice Grantham at Liverpool on 7th February?


His Majesty's Government have given full consideration to this matter, the gravity of which, as I said the other day, they entirely recognise. They observe with satisfaction and without surprise that the speech referred to has been universally and emphatically condemned by professional and public opinion. In the hope and belief that this unanimous verdict of censure may prevent the recurrence of an incident so inconsistent with the judicial character and the best traditions of the Bench, they do not propose to invite Parliament on this occasion to take the extreme step of addressing the Crown for the removal of the judge.