HC Deb 19 July 1957 vol 573 cc149-50W
Mr. Sydney Irving

asked the Attorney-General if he will state the names of the Advisory Committee to the Lord Lieutenant of Kent on the appointment of magistrates.

The Attorney-General

The members of advisory committees are appointed by the Lord Chancellor to assist him, personally and confidentially, in certain matters relating to the appointment of Justices of the Peace. It has been the practice for many years not to publish either the names of members of such committees or reports of their proceedings. My noble Friend the Lord Chancellor sees no reason to alter this practice, which received the express approval of the Royal Commission on Justices of the Peace, 1946–48.