HC Deb 15 March 1883 vol 277 cc541-2

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether he can give any further information as to the alteration of the Rule under the Judicature Act to prevent domiciled Scotchmen being summoned to the English Courts, which he stated to be in draft on February 22nd; whether that draft alteration has been submitted to him; and, whether the proposed alteration is sufficient in his judgment to remove the hardship complained of; and, if not, whether he will take steps to induce Her Majesty's Government to insert in the Bill they propose to introduce in the other House for the amendment of the Judicature Act a provision to render the recurrence of such encroachments on the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts impossible for the future?


The only additional information I have to give is, that the Rules in course of preparation by the English Judges will probably be presented to Parliament immediately after the Recess. I have not seen the draft of the proposed alteration upon the particular Rule referred to in the Question; but there will be full opportunity for considering the Rules when they are laid upon the Table of the House.