HC Deb 30 October 1884 vol 293 c537

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the dissatisfaction of the people of North Wales, as expressed in the local newspapers, with the arrangement according to which prisoners admitted to bail, as well as those actually in custody, are now liable to be sent for trial to Chester; and, whether he will take such steps as may be necessary for the trial of North Wales prisoners in North Wales?


, in reply, said, that he had had no special Notice of that matter. The arrangements with reference to the Circuits were made by the Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the Judges. He understood that the arrangements that had been made were more or less of an experimental character. He dared say that dissatisfaction was caused in North Wales or elsewhere, because, where there was what was called an Associate Assize, that was a combination of places for which Assizes were to be held, all the places where they were not held were dissatisfied. But it was necessary that that dissatisfaction should be endured, on account of the public convenience of the combination.