§ * MR. MONK () Gloucester
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General whether the plea for time to enable Her Majesty's 'Government to consider and develop a proper system of jurisdiction for the county courts which would be satisfactory to the country, put forward by him on 28th February, 1899, as an inducement to the House of Commons to reject a resolution in favour of an extension of such jurisdiction, has resulted in the preparation of any such scheme; and whether he is prepared during the present session to bring in a Bill in furtherance of that object; if not, what are the obstacles to such course.
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
I have communicated with the Lord Chancellor upon my hon. friend's question, and I regret it is not in my power to promise any legislation during the present session upon the subject of the extension of county court jurisdiction.