HC Deb 09 June 1931 vol 253 cc811-2
67. Mr. LEES

asked the Attorney-General when the last meeting of the Derbyshire county committee for the appointment of magistrates was held; and whether any recommendations were then submitted?

The SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Sir Stafford Cripps)

I am unable to state when the last meeting of this committee was held as the meetings are convened by the Lord Lieutenant, and the Lord Chancellor does not receive any official notice thereof.


Is the hon. and learned Gentleman aware that a meeting of this description should have been held during the last two years; and what steps is be prepared to take to see that a meeting is called?


As the Lord Chancellor has received no official notice and is not aware of the fact, I cannot say what steps he would take if he were aware of it.


That is a fine reply from a Labour man to a Labour man. Just like a lawyer!


Will the hon. and learned Gentleman kindly convey to the Lord Chancellor the fact that there is considerable feeling in Derbyshire about this matter?


Will he also inform the Lord Lieutenant that it is time he did something to hold a meeting?