HC Deb 03 August 1961 vol 645 c221W
82. Mr. Callaghan

asked the Attorney-General what are the terms of appointment of the honourable Ewen Montagu, Q.C., as Judge-Advocate of the Fleet; and how long he will hold this office.

The Attorney-General

The appointment of the Judge Advocate of the Fleet is governed by Section 28 (3) of the Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act, 1951; he may be removed by the Queen for inability or misbehaviour on the Lord Chancellor's recommendation; and he must retire at the end of the year of service in which he reaches the age of seventy, unless the Lord Chancellor, in the public interest, grants him an extension, which may not, in any event, continue beyond his 72nd birthday.