HC Deb 01 April 1884 vol 286 cc1278-9

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, since the liability of the Judges of the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division of the High Court to go Circuit is limited by Clause 8 of "The Judicature Amendment Act. 1875," as follows, "so far as the state of business in the said division will admit," and that the amount of business now before the Admiralty Court is such that a suspension of the sittings of that Court would entail serious inconvenience and loss on the mercantile community, Whether, in the arrangements now being made for Circuit, the names of two Judges of the Probate Division will therefore be excluded from the list?


said, that the question of the two Judges of the Probate Division going on Circuit was under consideration, and that he would represent to the Lord Chancellor the views of the hon. Member as to the inexpediency of that practice.