50. Mr. VYVYAN ADAMS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the method whereby the amount of fees payable to His Majesty's Law Officers in particular cases is determined?
§ Major ELLIOT
The fees payable to the Law Officers of the Crown in particular cases are determined in accordance with the Treasury Minute dated 5th July, 1895, which was laid before the House as House of Commons Paper No. 431/Session 2, of 1895. I am sending my hon. Friend an extract from this Minute.
While thanking my right hon. Friend for his answer, may I ask him whether the substantial emoluments of which the English Law Officers of the Crown are still in receipt are deemed to be a measure of their Ministerial superiority over all the other Members of the Government, and their professional ascendency over the vast majority of the practising members of the Bar?
§ Mr. McENTEE
Will the right hon. Gentleman publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the extract to which he has made reference?