HC Deb 25 July 1878 vol 242 c222

asked the Attorney General, What decision has been come to in regard to the periods of the year at which future Assizes are to be held, especially the period at which the third Civil Assize for Manchester and Liverpool will be held; and, whether Rules and Orders will be made, if necessary, allowing the service of proceedings during the later portion of the Vacation?


Sir, the attention of my hon. and learned Friend will have been called, no doubt, to a Report, which has quite recently been laid on the Table of the House—made by a number of Judges, who have considered, among other matters, the arrangements which should be made for holding Civil Assizes in Manchester and Liverpool. The Committee recommend that in the places mentioned three Civil Assizes shall be held—one in spring, one in summer, and one in autumn, in the month of October. This recommendation will, I believe, be carried into effect. If it is, such rules and orders as may be necessary will be made.