§ MR. H. CAMPBELL (Fermanagh, S.)
asked Mr. Attorney General, Who is responsible for the punctual and regular attendance of the officers of the Royal Courts of Justice; is it the fact that there is great irregularity in the attendance, some officials arriving about 11.30, and leaving before 3, and, in consequence, much loss of time to the public and suitors generally; and, is there any time or attendance book for signature by the various officers and clerks, and who has the supervision of it?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir CHARLES RUSSELL) (Hackney, S.)
In answer to the Question of the hon. Member, I have to say that this matter has been brought before the Lord Chancellor, and I have received a letter from the Lord Chief Justice, who is now presiding over a Committee to which this very matter was referred. I will, therefore, ask the hon. Member not to press the Question further until a Report can be presented on the subject.