58. Captain FABER
asked how many Advisory Committees have been appointed to collaborate with the Lord Chancellor with regard to the appointment of magistrates in counties and boroughs, respectively; how many magistrates have been asked to attend to "their fair share of magisterial duties or to resign, and how many have resigned; how many, failing resignation, have been removed; how many have been transferred; how the proportion of magistrates to population is fixed; and what is this proportion?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The hon. Member's question has been communicated to the Lord Chancellor. It involves much detail, and an answer would require time to prepare. If the hon. Member presses the matter, I would suggest for his consideration whether it would not be more convenient if he were to move for a Return.