HC Deb 30 March 1896 vol 39 cc388-9
MR. D. H. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether he has had his attention called to a resolution passed by the Associated Chambers of Commerce on the 25th instant, in which they express their opinion that it is desirable that Scotch and Irish debts should be re coverable in the English county courts, provided the debts have been contracted in England, by delivery to a railway company or goods agent, and that English debts similarly contracted in Scotland and Ireland should be recoverable in Scotland and Ireland in a reciprocal manner, and whether he will take steps to give effect to this resolution with the least possible delay?


My attention had not been called to the resolution referred to by my hon. and learned Friend until his Question appeared upon the Paper. Legislation would be required to give effect to the suggestion. and I am not prepared, at any rate during the present Session, to embark upon the somewhat thorny questions which would be raised by any proposals of the kind.