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Chief Justice, Seychelles

Volume 446: debated on Wednesday 28 January 1948

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how long the post of Chief Justice in the Seychelles has been vacant; what is the difficulty in filling the post; and whether failing permanent appointment a justice could be loaned by some neighbouring Colony.

The post of Chief Justice of Seychelles has been vacant since July, 1947, but satisfactory arrangements have already been made for it to be filled on an acting basis by a legal officer seconded from Ceylon until a substantive appointment is made. The filling of the post on a permanent basis has to be considered in relation to the availability of possible candidates, and it may be necessary for the present arrangement to continue for some months.