HC Deb 29 May 1970 vol 801 c627W
Mr. Younger

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what guidance or instruction he has issued on the political background of the nominees for appointment as justices of the peace; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ross:

Guidance in this matter is given in the "Notes for Chairmen of Advisory Committees in Scotland on Justices of the Peace", and I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the relevant extract. This includes the recommendations of the last Royal Commission on Justices of the Peace on which that guidance is founded, and a copy of these is supplied on their appointment to all members of J.P. Advisory Committees.