HC Deb 10 February 1848 vol 96 cc367-8

asked the right hon. Home Secretary whether it was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to bring in any Bill for the reform of the County Courts, and especially with a view to diminish the expenses of proceedings in those courts?


replied, that it was not necessary to bring in a new Bill for the amendment of the County Courts Act, in order to provide for a revision of the fees in County Courts. By the present Act the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in conjunction with the Treasury, had the power of revising and altering the fees. A gentleman had, for some time past, been engaged in obtaining information as to the fees demanded in those courts throughout the country; and, when his report was laid before the Government, they would be able to determine what alteration was necessary. He hoped soon to be in a position to announce to the House the alterations which were proposed.

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