HC Deb 06 July 1871 vol 207 cc1224-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, When it is his intention to introduce the Bill which he had promised to enable the Courts of Law to sit during the Long Vacation, and when the Second Reading is likely to be taken? He also wished to ask, whether the right hon. Gentleman will be prepared to relieve the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas from attendance at the approaching Central Criminal Sessions at the Old Bailey?


, in reply, said, he had already announced that the Bill would be introduced by the Lord Chancellor in "another place." It was now in the hands of the draftsman, and, he hoped, would soon be ready. He should be quite prepared, should the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas apply to be relieved from attendance at the Central Criminal Court, to consent to the application. There would be no difficulty whatever in finding a substitute.