HC Deb 02 March 1900 vol 79 cc1532-3
MR. COGHILL () Stoke-on-Trent

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether at the recent assizes at Haverfordwest Mr. Justice Bucknill was presented with a pair of white gloves; whether at Hereford the whole business of the assizes was concluded in less than one hour; whether at several other towns on the different circuits not a single civil action has been tried; and whether any early alteration is contemplated in the existing circuit system.


No doubt it sometimes happens that there is little or no business at various assizes; but the Government are not contemplating any early alteration in the present system, which, for various reasons, is a very difficult one to handle.