HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 cc442-3W
Mr. Tinker

asked the Home Secretary the number of Recorders; the method of appointment and the salaries they receive; and whether they are allowed to carry on with private legal work in the law courts during their term of office.

Mr. H. Morrison

Apart from the City of London, where the Recorder occupies a special position, there are 115 Recorders acting for the 117 cities and boroughs in England and Wales which have separate courts of quarter sessions. They are appointed by the King on the recommendation of the Home Secretary. Their salaries, which are fixed by the local authorities and paid from local funds, vary widely, the lowest being £20 and the highest £840 per annum. They are free to carry on private legal practice during their term of office.