§ MR. J. B. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what decision has been arrived at by the Lord Chancellor as to the retention in the Commission of the Peace of the names of Mr. P. J. Eaton and Mr. Thomas Stringer, after the remarks of the Commissioner appointed to inquire into the affairs of the Macclesfield Trustee Savings Bank, in his Report to the Treasury, pages xxxv. and xxxviii.?
* THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCUEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
The Lord Chancellor has had the evidence taken by the Commissioners under his consideration. In neither instance does it disclose any misconduct in the office of Justice of the Peace; and the Lord Chancellor is not satisfied that it establishes such a case as would justify the extreme measure of removing the names of these gentlemen from the Commission of the Peace.