§ 49. Sir EDWARD CARSON
asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of laying down a rule that in future His Majesty's judges should not be called to preside or take part in Commissions appointed to consider questions in which political controversies are involved?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The Government agree with my right hon. Friend that it is undesirable that His Majesty's judges should be involved in political controversies, and this consideration will be kept in view in making such appointments, but it is very difficult to make any hard and fast rule in the matter, and there must be cases where the judicial training and recognised impartiality of the judges specially qualify them for rendering national service in this way.