HC Deb 26 February 1934 vol 286 c738
2. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for India if he can now state what rules have been drawn up by one or more of the provincial governments in India, prescribing the conditions to be observed by the judges of the respective provincial high courts in selecting judges for the lower courts?


No reply has yet been received to the inquiry addressed to the Government of India on the matter at the request of the Noble Lady. As soon as the desired information reaches me it will be communicated to her.

Duchess of ATHOLL

Is it not over two months since I asked what rules were in existence fettering the freedom of the judges of the High Courts to appoint the best judges to the inferior courts; cannot a letter get to India in eight days by air mail; and is not the subject of importance in view of the sitting of the Joint Select Committee?


The Noble Lady's inquiry was made on the 19th December. Detailed and complicated information was asked for and directly it arrives we shall send it with all despatch to the Noble Lady.