HC Deb 15 March 1906 vol 153 c1395

To ask Mr. Attorney-General, in view of the fact that, when the County Courts Act of 1903 (extending the common law jurisdiction to £100) was passed, it was omitted to provide that the procedure under the Bills of Exchange Act, 1855, should also be extended beyond the sum of £50 and up to £100, whether it is intended shortly to recommend His Majesty, by Order in Council, to extend the limit of £50 to £100 in cases where plaintiffs desire to sue in the county court upon a bill of exchange or promissory note under the said Act.

(Answered by Sir John Walton.) I have referred the Question to the Lord-Chancellor, who will give the subject his consideration; but I am unable to hold out much prospect of the subject being dealt with this session.