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PEMBROKESHIRE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE. A meeting of this committee was held at the est Shire-hall, Haverfordwest, on Friday. Pesent :— Mr H. G. Allen, Q.C., chairman; Nlr R. Carrow, Liangwm; Mr N. A. Roch, Tenby; Mr James Thomas, Trebover; Mr James Williams, Pembroke Dock; Captain F. LI. Phillips, Pentypark; Mr J. H. Coram, Neyland; Mr J. Gibbs, Hodgston; Mr J. Worthington, Fishguard; Mr Lemuel Jones, Llanfyrnach; and Mr Howell Walters, Haroldstone Hall. TENBY LOCK-UP. I Mr N. A. Roch, on a plea of urgenyc, drew attention to Tenby Lock-up, which was condemned I by the Government inspector, and if nothing was done, the Treasury grant would be seriously im- perilled. He moved for a committee with full powers to act in the matter of acquiring a site and getting plans, and report to the next meeting of the committee.—The Chairman seconded, and said the Government inspector fOaptain Elgee) seemed always to keep something in reserve on which to "go at" the county. The complaints as to Pem- broke Dock Lock-up having been met by the erection of a new building. Captain EIgee had transferred his criticisms to the Tenby Lock-up. The inspector also reported that the polico force, comisting of one seigeant and two constables, located at Tenby was inadequate to properly watch the town.—-A committee with full powers was appoivted, consisting of the chairman, Mr Roch, Vlr Gibbs, and Mr James Will iaras.-Instriie- tions were given to the treasurer to honour the chairman's cheque in case of money being required for the purpose of the sub committee before the May meeting of the standing joint committee. THE POSITION OF THE COUNTY SURVEYOR. The Chairman said the county surveyor (Mr T. George) had written with regard to Tenby Lock-up to say that he did not consider he could be called upon to prepare plans for that lock-up seeing that Tenby was not a part of the county when he was appointed. He (the chairman) was much astonished at such a position it came upon him as a surprise. Tenby was as much a part of the county as any village, and Mr George should have given them notice of his objection at the passing of the Local Government Act. It seemed to him that the surveyor should either draw the plans or resign. It was very inconvenient his living beyond the limits of the county and their being unable to get him to attend the meetings. But the refusal to prepaie those plans went beyond that, and was a very serious matter.—It was resolved that the general purposes committee inquire into and report on the duties and remunera- tion of the surveyor. A MOST CONSUMMATE FARCE." Mr Carrow drew attention to the practice of the warders of her Majesty's prison in Carmarthen in relation to prisoners brought down for trial in the couniy. The warders brought the prisoners down, but refused to take them back when committed. That involved a useless waste of time and money for constables to leave their police duty and make a journey to Carmarthen, travelling in the very same train as the warders to deliver the prisoner into the hands of the very same warders at Carmar- then. It was a most consummate farce.—It was resolved to ask the Home Secretary for power to address the warrant of commitment to the warders in addition to the constables. The committee then went into the chief con- stable's accounts.