HC Deb 10 February 1893 vol 8 c1046

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, in bankruptcies in East Sussex, parties are required to attend to give information to the Official Receiver at an office near Loudon Bridge; and whether he will insist that every Official Receiver has an office in the district for which he is appointed to act?


; The great majority of East Sussex bankrupts attend at the Official Receiver's Office in Brighton. A few in the Tunbridge Wells District (and whose travelling expenses are paid when necessary) attend at the chief office of the Southern District, which adjoins the London Bridge Railway Station, and which has been found by experience to be the most convenient centre both for debtors and creditors, many of the latter being in London. It is not, in my opinion, desirable to attach a separate office and staff to every Court which exercises bankruptcy jurisdiction. Such an arrangement would not conduce either to efficiency or economy.