§ MR. HAROLD COX
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that proposals are being made to build additional Courts over the open space adjoining the existing Law Courts; and whether, instead of further blocking up the Metropolis with Law Courts, he will promote legislation for extending the jurisdiction of County Courts, so that a large part of the legal business now brought to London may be disposed of in the towns where it arises.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. ASQUITH,) Fifeshire, E.
I do not that think the question of additional accommodation at the Law Courts, which is one of immediate and pressing importance, should be made dependent on the prospects of general law reform, and, further, it is unlikely that the particular reform suggested by my hon. friend would enable us to dispense with the new Courts required in London.