60. Dr. Russell Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds he departed from precedent in appointing a woman to be a Metropolitan stipendiary magistrate.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
Appointments as Metropolitan Police Court Magistrates are made by His Majesty on the recommendaiton of the Home Secretary, and it would be contrary to precedent to detail the reasons for any advice tendered to His Majesty. I can however say that I was, and am, satisfied that Miss Campbell possesses qualities which will make her a valuable addition to the Metropolitan Bench.
§ Dr. Edith Summerskill
Is my right hon. Friend aware, in view of the source of this Question, that he may be reassured that he has done the right thing?