HC Deb 19 June 1866 vol 184 cc646-7

said, he wished to ask Mr. Attorney General, Whether there is any plan in contemplation by which the business, already very heavy, which has to be attended to by the Chief Clerks and other officials of the various Chancery Courts, and which is likely to be augmented to a very great extent by the pending applications under the Winding-up Acts can be aided and assisted; and whether, if any aid is to be afforded by the appointment of extra officers, it is in contemplation to seek the assistance of the leading Accountants who are appointed by such Courts in winding-up cases?


said, in reply, that he believed the Court of Chancery had power to regulate the number of its ordinary clerks in accordance with the pressure of business. He had not the least reason to suppose that any extraordinary measures were contemplated such as those suggested by the hon. Member for Dudley.