§ Major Carver
asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the fact that 266W many justices of the peace are unable to attend regularly the sittings of benches on account of age or infirmity, he will consider making arrangements whereby such justices can be retired entirely from active practice and still be allowed to retain their titles?
§ The Attorney-General
Under the present procedure justices who are unable to attend the sittings of the court can be excluded from the rotas though retaining their position as magistrates. This probably meets the point which my hon. Friend has in mind, but I can assure him that the position of justices who are unable to carry out their duties is under the consideration of my Noble Friend the Lord Chancellor.