HC Deb 23 June 1881 vol 262 cc1091-2

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Why the list of moneys paid into the Court of Chancery, which, according to statute, ought to have been published eighteen months ago, have not yet been published; and, whether the delay has been caused by the fault of the Chancery Paymaster, or by the omission of the Treasury to afford additional assistance to the Paymaster's Department?


Sir, a rule of the Court of Chancery directs that as soon as conveniently may be after the 1st of October in every third year (in this case 1879), a list shall be prepared by the Chancery Paymaster, and published in The Gazette, of the causes whereon money or securities may be standing undealt with for 15 years. The statement of the hon. Member is, therefore, not quite correct; but I willingly admit that the list should have been ready before this. The delay has been caused by pressure of work in the office. I learn, however, that the corrected proofs have been sent to The London Gazette, and the list will appear without further delay.