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Recorders (Retiring Age)

Volume 467: debated on Friday 22 July 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the proposed retiring age for J.P.'s, consideration will also be given to the desirability of a compulsory retiring age for recorders.

I will bear this suggestion in mind; but it is already the practice, before a new recorder is appointed, to obtain an undertaking from him that when he reaches the age of 70 he will place his resignation in the hands of the Home Secretary of the day if called upon to do so.