§ Mr. Hall-Caine
asked the Attorney-General whether he will state the number of magistrates who have recently voluntarily retired owing to age; and what is the number of magistrates at present who are over 70, 80, and 90, respectively?
§ The Attorney-General
222 justices of the peace have recently voluntarily retired through change of residence or inability to carry out the duties of a magistrate, of whom 19 expressly gave old age as their reason for retiring. I regret that I cannot give the information asked for in the latter part of the question, as until 1091W a fairly recent date no records have been kept of the ages of justices of the peace.