HC Deb 02 April 1868 vol 191 cc700-1

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is his intention to propose to Parliament, during the present Session, to charge the salaries and expenses of the English Court of Chancery on the Consolidated Fund and Votes of Parliament, as is now the case with the other Courts of Common Law and Equity in the United Kingdom; and, whether, as the salaries, compensations, and other expenses of the Irish Court of Chancery are so charged under the Act of 1867, he intends to apply to Parliament for power to wind up the Suitors' Fee Fund, Exchequer Compensation and Fee Fund, Chancery Compensation and Fee Fund, Bankruptcy and Compensation Fund, and Box Fund. He would put, at the same time, the other Question of which he had given Notice. Whether it is the intention of the Government to follow up the inquiry as to fees, commenced by the Committee of which Mr. Goschen was Chairman, appointed by the late Board of Treasury?


, in reply, said, it was not the intention of the Government to introduce a measure for the purpose of winding up the funds alluded to by the hon. Member, nor did the Government propose to introduce, at present at all events, a Bill to deal with the Court of Chancery in the way suggested by the hon. Member. With reference to the hon. Member's Question respecting the Commission, it was the intention of the Government to follow up the inquiry as soon as time and circumstances would admit.