HL Deb 20 July 1871 vol 208 cc9-10

House in Committee (according to Order).


said, he desired to correct a misapprehension as to a recent remark of his. An excellent retired Judge, Sir John Stuart, was under the impression that he had described all the retired Judges as having refused to act on the Judicial Committee. His statement was that many of them had declined on account of age and infirmity, and that some had refused. Sir John Stuart, at the moment of his retirement, expressed to the President of the Council his desire to attend the meetings as far as lay in his power, and he would, no doubt, render useful service on the Committee.

Bill reported, without Amendment; and to be read 3a To-morrow.