HC Deb 10 April 1876 vol 228 c1473

asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether, considering that by the County Court Orders, 1875, eight days are named on which the County Court office is directed to be closed, the Government approve of the course taken by a County Court Judge in fixing his courts to be holden on those days, and so depriving the County Court clerks of their holidays?


, in reply, said, that the question with reference to a County Court Judge holding his sittings at the time when the County Court office was directed to be closed would have been more fitly put to the Lord Chancellor, as the County Court Judge was a judicial officer, and was in no sense under the control of the Attorney General. Speaking, however, as an individual, he might say that the practice of holding Courts on days appointed for holidays for the clerks was one very much to be deprecated. He did not think a County Court Judge should do so without good and special reasons.