§ MR. G. LAMBERT (Devon, South Molton)
On behalf of the hon. Member for Halifax (Mr. A. BILLSON) I beg to ask the Attorney General whether he is aware that considerable dissatisfaction exists with regard to the proposed new County Court Rule requiring a deposit for travelling expenses from plaintiffs when the defendant resides more than 20 miles from the Court; and whether the operation of the Rule may be postponed pending further consideration?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
The operation of the Rule has been postponed until the month of May in order that the County Court Judges may meet together to consider the objections which have been raised to it. I ought, however, to add that the Rule was passed to restrict the growing practice of summoning defendants to Courts at a great distance from their place of residence.