HC Deb 05 February 1857 vol 144 cc218-9

said, he wished to know whether it was intended to fill up the vacancy in the Court of Exchequer caused by the lamented death of Baron Alderson, or whether it was intended to keep open that vacancy until the Commission recently appointed to inquire into the state of the judicial establishments in Westminster Hall had made their Report?


said, he believed it was not intended to keep open the vacancy on the bench of the Court of Exchequer during the prosecution of the inquiries of the Commission. The instructions of that Commission were to inquire whether any changes could be made consistently with economy and the public convenience, whereby a reduction in the number of Judges could be made. At the present time he (Sir G. Grey) was informed that to keep open the vacancy caused by the death of Baron Alderson would cause great public inconvenience.