HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 c430
MR. NIELD (Middlesex, Ealing)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister if it is the intention of the Government to introduce this session, or in the immediate future, a Bill to deal with the questions relating to the jurisdiction and procedure of county courts in England and Wales; and whether or not on the principle of the County Courts (No. 2) Bill, 1905.


There is little prospect of such a Bill being introduced this session. Whether it will be possible to introduce one in the immediate future, though not in this session, I am at present unable to say.


In view of the fact that it would be non-party and non-controversial in character, could the right hon. Gentleman not see his way to give some facilities for such a Bill?


I do not know who is to judge of a Bill being non-controversial. By very recent experience it would require some supreme authority to say where that term shall be applied.