HC Deb 29 April 1872 vol 210 cc1930-1

asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether it is true that it is not intended to appoint to the West Somerset County Court Judgeship (No. 56); whether the business of that Circuit is to be apportioned among the five Judges of the Circuits next contiguous; and, what arrangements have been or are to be made with such Judges respecting remuneration and otherwise for the additional duties cast upon them?


, in reply, said, it was true there was no intention of appointing to the County Court Judgeship which was vacant by the death of Mr. Charles Saunders. It was also true that the business would be distributed, not, however, among the five Circuits next contiguous, but among seven Circuits, so as not to throw an undue weight of business upon any of them. The Judges who would discharge this additional duty would receive no additional salary, but they would be paid extra travelling expenses. All the Judges who would be affected by the change had been communicated with, and none of them had objected to the plan, although two of them had suggested modifications, which would be taken into consideration.