HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 cc386-7
34. Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how long the post of Chief Justice of the Seychelles has been vacant; and when it will be filled.

Mr. Mayhew

I have nothing at present to add to the reply given to the hon. Member for Leominster (Mr. Baldwin) on 28th January.

Mr. Gammans

Is it a fact that this appointment has been vacant now for nearly a year? Is it not most unsatisfactory that someone should not he appointed? Is the reason that the pay and prospects offered are not good enough to attract a first-class man?

Mr. Mayhew

I have asked my right hon. Friend to look into the matter.

Mr. Thomas Reid

What is the rate of salary assigned to this post? Has it anything to do with the difficulty of making the appointment?

Mr. Mayhew

I should need notice of that question.