§ SIR C. DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether there is any prospect of the reduction of fees in county court cases?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HAXBURY,) Preston
I cannot, of course, go into detail in a mere reply to a printed question. The Government will be prepared to state their views fully on the Vote for the County Courts. I may say at once, however, that if any particular fees were found to press unduly on the poorer class of suitors the Treasury 17 would be ready to consider, with the Lord Chancellor, whether any readjustment of the scale were possible which would afford relief in the items complained of.