§ Mr. Chetwynd
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on the resignation of the late Judge of Alderney, Brigadier French, C.B.E., and the appointment of a successor to his post.
§ Mr. Ede
Brigadier French was appointed Judge of Alderney in 1938 for a period of two years in the first instance. After Alderney was evacuated in June, 1940, he accepted a post in the War Office but nevertheless retained a great personal interest in the lives of the people evacuated to this country, and when they returned to the Island he agreed to take up the post again for two years to see the people over the difficult period of rehabilitation. In August of this year he asked to be relieved of the post when the two-year period expired in November. A reply to this request could not be given until a successor could be found. His Majesty has now been pleased to appoint Sir Frank Wiltshire, lately Town Clerk of Birmingham, as his successor.