§ 47. Mr. Robert Gibson
asked the Prime Minister whether he will give the House an opportunity to discuss the Motion standing on the Order Paper in the name of the hon. Member for Greenock relative to the appointment of justices of the peace in Scotland?
§ [That, in the opinion of this House, it is desirable that the appointment of Justices of the Peace in Scotland should be transferred from the Lord High Chancellor of England to the Secretary of State for Scotland on the advice of the appropriate advisory committees.]
§ The Prime Minister
In view of the state of public business, I can hold out no hope of time being found for the discussion of the Motion standing in the name of the hon. and learned Member.
§ Mr. Gibson
Does the Prime Minister not think that he would get considerable support for this Motion among the Members of his own party?