HC Deb 30 March 1925 vol 182 c946
55. Mr. STEPHEN (for Mr. JOHNSTON)

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the Stirlingshire Justices' advisory committee was reconstituted last October by having three additional members added; that two of these three added members were to represent the Labour interest and the women's interest, respectively; and that the members have now been notified that the committee is dissolved; and whether he will see that interests previously left out shall be adequately represented in any reconstructed committee?

The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. William Watson)

My right hon. Friend is informed that three additional appointments to the Stirlingshire Justices' Advisory Committee were made in October, 1924, but that no complete reconstruction of the committee has been undertaken since the original committee was appointed. The Lord Chancellor takes the view that it is desirable that advisory committees should be appointed for a fixed period of six years, one-half retiring at the end of every three years; and he has dissolved the old committee and proposes to appoint a new one upon the above terms. The members of the old committee have been informed that the committee has been dissolved. In appointing the new committee the Lord Chancellor will endeavour to see that all interests are adequately represented.