HC Deb 11 June 1902 vol 109 c367

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the fact that the County Court judges in Ireland sit, on an average, for only about fifty days in the year, and that by the adoption of English methods, business has been diverted from the County Courts; and, whether he will introduce legislation dealing with the manning and procedure of the County Courts in Ireland, with a view to economy ands the better administration of justice.


I cannot admit that the Question accurately represents the amount of work discharged by County Court judges in Ireland. Nor do I understand the reference to the results alleged to follow from the adoption of English methods. There is a Bill now before the House dealing with certain reforms in County Court procedure. It is not proposed to introduce any further legislation on the subject.