HC Deb 10 March 1882 vol 267 c588

asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether he has now come to a decision as to the way in which he will deal with the present waste of judicial power, and the great inconvenience caused to jurors and others by the present system of holding four Assizes?


, in reply, said, the Question, strictly speaking, referred to a matter which was not under his jurisdiction; but he might say that there was no prospect whatever of any alteration being made in the system introduced by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for South-West Lancashire (Sir R. Assheton Cross) for holding four Assizes in the year, in order that no person should be left untried for more than three months. But it was under the careful consideration of the Government how far arrangements could be made that would relieve the Judicial Bench and others from some of the burdens consequent on attending at these four Assizes.