HC Deb 07 March 1928 vol 214 cc1152-4W

asked the Attorney-General how many cases have been reported within the last five years to the Lord Chancellor of magistrates who have ceased to reside in their own areas; how many resignations have been asked for and how many obtained; and whether there is any check upon existing magistrates to see whether they remain in a position to fulfil their responsibilities?


I regret that I cannot undertake to supply this information, which could only be obtained by very laborious and costly inquiries. Amongst the duties of local advisory committees is that of informing the Lord Chancellor from time to time of those magistrates who are no longer able to fulfil their responsibilities, and when this information reaches the Lord Chancellor such action its taken as is appropriate to the particular case.