§ 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.