HC Deb 26 October 1926 vol 199 c688

(by Private Notice) asked the Attorney-General whether his attention has been drawn to certain observations concerning the mining dispute made by Judge Turner in Nottingham County Court; and whether he will consult the Lord Chancellor as to the advisability of making representations to the Judge in question?

The ATTORNEY - GENERAL (Sir Douglas Hogg)

I had not had my attention drawn to the comments alleged to have been made by the County Court Judge before I received notice of this question. The hon. Member has been good enough to send me some newspaper cuttings, which I will pass on to the Lord Chancellor. I cannot, of course, say what action, if any, the Lord Chancellor will see fit to take, and I must not be understood as expressing any opinion or criticism upon the action of the County Court Judge.


May I thank the right hon. Gentleman for promising to pass these cuttings on? At the same time, is he aware that the statement reported to have been made by the Judge is untrue, so that it could only have been made with a view to—


I cannot allow that in a question.