HC Deb 07 February 1893 vol 8 cc680-1
MR. ERNEST SPENCER (West Bromwich)

I beg to ask the Attorney General whether his attention has been called to the report of the case of "Baker v. Fraser," which was heard by the Divisional Court on Friday, 3rd February, and in which case the Lord Chief Justice is reported to have complained that the persistent neglect of the Commissioner of the City of London Court to take notes of the evidence in cases tried by him entails cruel and unnecessary hardship and expense upon the suitors which the High Court has no means of preventing; and whether, considering the nature of the complaint of the Lord Chief Justice, and the inability of the High Court to afford any remedy, the Attorney General, or other proper authority, will take whatever measures may be necessary in the interests of the suitors in the City of London Court?


I have had my attention called to the report mentioned in the question, and I will see that the learned Judge is made aware of the purport of that report; but I have no authority to exercise over the learned Commissioner.