HC Deb 20 October 1971 vol 823 c146W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General whether he will extend the practice whereby persons appointed to the position of a judge should cease carrying on party political activities to those appointed as part-time judges by ensuring that no professionally paid party politician is appointed to any part-time paid or unpaid judiciary position until such time as he resigns his political appointments.

The Attorney-General

No. The matter was fully discussed in Parliament during the passage of the Courts Act, 1971, and Parliament reached a decision on the subject which was not that of the hon. Member.