HC Deb 19 June 1950 vol 476 cc79-80W
137. Dr. King

asked the Attorney-General whether aged magistrates placed on the supplementary list have been thanked for their long and voluntary service, on the occasion of their being removed from the active list; and, if not, whether this will be done.

The Attorney-General

On 1st June approximately 2,030 justices on the English and Welsh Commissions were transferred to the Supplemental List on account of age under the Justices of the Peace Act, 1949. The figures for Scotland are not yet available. My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor has asked me to express, as I now do, his warm thanks to these justices for the public services which they have rendered for so many years since their appointment to their Commissions of the Peace. He much regrets that, in view of the large number of justices transferred on this occasion, he finds it impracticable to write a separate letter of thanks to each of them.