HC Deb 24 July 1929 vol 230 cc1330-1W

asked the Solicitor-General what steps are taken to fill casual vacancies occurring in the membership of advisory committees; and whether such vacancies are taken as opportunities occur to redress any disproportion that may have arisen between the various parties on the committee?


The Lord Chancellor consults the Lord Lieutenant in the case of county advisory committees and such other persons, representing different points of view, as he may think fit as soon as casual vacancies on the committees are reported to him, with a view to finding suitable persons to fill the vacancies. The recommendation of the Royal Commission on the Selection of Justices of the Peace, that "regard should primarily be had to the importance of giving them a representative character," is followed by the Lord Chancellor when he is filling vacancies on these committees.