HC Deb 08 April 1878 vol 239 c858

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, in cases in which from the continued illness or infirmity of a Judge, a substitute is appointed to act on his behalf, the remuneration given to such substitute is paid by the Treasury or by the Judge for whom he acts?


Sir, when a Judge is prevented by illness from going Circuit the payment of a substitute or deputy appointed to go in his stead does not fall upon public funds, but on the Judge himself. When, however, a Judge is prevented by continued indisposition from discharging his duties in London, there is no power to provide a substitute at all; but his duties, if performed, devolve upon his brother Judges.