HC Deb 19 February 1864 vol 173 cc795-6

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is finally decided that the Assizes should be moved from York to any other place?


said, in reply, that no final decision had been come to on this subject; and that no decision had been come to, or opinion expressed, that the Assizes should be removed from York. Even if Assizes were held at any other place, Assizes would still be held at York for the larger portion of Yorkshire. What had taken place was this:—Several memo- rials had been presented to Her Majesty from towns in the West Riding of Yorkshire, praying that Her Majesty would, in the exercise of her powers, constitute the West Riding of Yorkshire into a separate Assize District. These memorials had been referred to a Committee of the Privy Council, and they had reported that they recommended to Her Majesty that separate Assizes should be held in that part of the county of York called the West Riding, but no final decision could be come to until the Order in Council had been made.