HC Deb 17 March 1887 vol 312 cc505-6
MR. BAGGALLAY (Lambeth, Brixton)

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether, looking at the facts that during the present and recent sittings of the High Court of Justice, the hearing of actions, particularly jury actions, has been delayed in consequence of the insufficient number of Courts at the Royal Courts of Justice, and that three Judges are sometimes unnecessarily sitting together in bane, because there is no Court for the third Judge to sit in—he will consider the desirability of providing further accommodation for the Judges to hold their Courts?


The facts referred to have not been brought to my notice. The question of further accommodation at the Royal Courts of Justice seems to be for the consideration, in the first instance, of the Lord Chancellor, rather than of the Office of Works. Of course, any suggestion coming from the Lord Chancellor would be immediately and carefully considered.