§ 44. Mr. ROWLANDS
asked the Attorney-General what number of officials are engaged in the various offices of the Supreme Court of Judicature above the age of sixty-five; and whether it is the intention of the Government to give effect to the recommendation of the Royal Commission that all such officials should be compulsorily retired?
§ Mr. HAYES FISHER
My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question, as he is engaged elsewhere. There are several officers of the Supreme Court above sixty-five years of age. Perhaps the hon. Member will be satisfied with that statement; but, if he presses for a return no doubt it can be obtained. As for the latter part of his question, the Government have invited a small Committee to work out the details of the recommendations of the Royal Commission, including those which relate to the age of retirement. The hon. Member is not accurate 541 in saying that the Royal Commission recommended the compulsory retirement of all officers of the Supreme Court who are over the age of sixty-five.
§ Mr. ROWLANDS
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the case of those who are over seventy and seventy-five?