LETTER: Leo [Tate], Secretary of Commissions, House of Lords to [Sir R. H. Wiliams-Bulkeley] re. Circular Letter of 1 January 1938 which inaugurated a supplemental List of Justices upon which the names of magistrates too old or infirm to sit on the Bench, should be places. The Lord Chancellor is dissatisfied with the response. Public confidence in the magistracy would be strengthened by retirement of elderly and infirm Justices from the active list. The Chairman of the Advisory Committee is responsible for inviting suitable Justices to place their names on the Supplemental List. Should they refuse the Lord Chancellor may remove their names permanently from the Commission [of the Peace]. In future all J. P's will have to sign an undertaking that they will apply for the Supplemental List when they are 75 years old.
CIRCULAR LETTER of 1 January 1938 re. Justices of the Peace.