Yes, Sir. Representations were made to my right hon. and Noble Friend the Lord Chancellor by an influential committee on this point, and, as a result, a Clause providing for an additional Judge has been incorporated in the Administration of Justice Bill, which has already passed its Third Reading in another place, and which I hope to introduce in this House immediately.
When statutory authority for the appointment of an additional Judge for the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division has been obtained, the appointment will be made by His Majesty upon the advice of the Lord Chancellor. and I have no doubt that my right hon. and Noble Friend, before tendering that advice, will have regard to all the relevant circumstances.
Yes, Sir, but, of course, I cannot say what considerations will or will not weigh with my right hon. and Noble Friend. The matter is in his discretion, and I have no doubt he. will give due attention to all proper representations made to him.