Judges (Freemasons)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd December 1984.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Mayhew Sir Patrick Mayhew , Tunbridge Wells 12:00 am, 3rd December 1984

The important thing is that the judge should be loyal to his judicial oath, which is to do justice without fear or favour, affection or ill will. A judge can discharge that important responsibility while being a freemason, which is a perfectly lawful thing to be, just as he could if he were a Forester, a Buffalo or an Oddfellow.