HC Deb 21 July 1879 vol 248 c846

asked Mr. Attorney General for Ireland, Why no steps have as yet been taken to carry into effect the reorganisation of the offices of the High Court of Judicature in Ireland, contemplated by the Judicature Act, Ireland, which Act became law in August 1877, and came into operation on the 1st day of January 1878; and, who is responsible for the delay which has occurred?


Sir, in reply to my hon. Friend, I beg to state that it is a mistake to say that no steps have been taken to carry into effect the reorganization of the Offices. When we were about to initiate this important work, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland expressed an opinion that the charges should be carefully considered; and that work is now so far advanced that I hope it will be completed by the 1st of January, when the time limited by the Judicature Act (Ireland) will have expired.