HC Deb 16 February 1893 vol 8 cc1581-2
MR. BRYNMOR JONES (Gloucester, Stroud)

I beg to ask the Attorney General whether motions in causes assigned to the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice have been for some time entered in a list according to the dates on which they have been set down, and whether it is the case that in the Chancery Division such a list has never been instituted, but that motions are there made irrespectively of the dates upon which notices thereof are given according to the precedence of the counsel who make them; whether his attention has been called to the fact that this practice in the Chancery Division has led to increased expense to the public by reason of parties being compelled to bring leading counsel in order to get their motions heard; and whether the Government will take steps to get the practice in the Chancery Division assimilated to that in the Queen's Bench Division in regard to this matter?


The facts are correctly stated in the first two questions, and as to the third I will confer with the Lord Chancellor.