§ 45. Mr. BETTERTON
asked the Prime Minister whether he will state what are 436 the duties appertaining to the office of judge's marshal; whether this office is essential to the proper administration of justice; and, if not, whether, in view of the need for economy and of the increased cost to the country of the judicial services in consequence of the recent appointment of two additional judges, he will take the necessary steps to secure the abolition of the office of judge's marshal?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The duties of a judge's marshal are those of a private secretary in attendance upon the Judge at Assizes. It is not proposed to abolish the office, as it is considered necessary that the Judge of Assize, whilst resident in the county, should be accompanied by a marshal. No additional expense is involved in this respect by the appointment of the two additional judges.