HC Deb 10 June 1941 vol 372 cc49-50W
Mr. Mander

asked the Attorney-General the names of Members of this House who arc on the Attorney-General's list for Crown prosecutions in the several assize areas or hold the position of standing counsel to a Government Department?

The Attorney-General

With regard to the first part of the Question the Attorney-General is free to nominate any counsel whom he may think suitable for public prosecutions where the prosecution does not fall to be conducted by Treasury counsel or by any standing prosecuting counsel to a Government Department. There is no official list of those exclusively entitled to such nominations, though I keep for my own use a list of those junior counsel whom from time to time I know of as likely to be suitable. All practising barristers in the House are available for consideration for these nominations. The only member of the House who holds the position of a standing counsel is the hon. Member for Eccleshall (Sir G. Ellis) who is junior counsel for the Crown in peerage and baronetcy cases.