HC Deb 30 July 1908 vol 193 cc1696-7
MR. BERTRAM (Hertfordshire, Hitchin)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received the Annual Report of the Council of Judges of the Supreme Court in accordance with Section 75 of the Judicature Act, 1873, for the years 1907 and 1908, or either of such years; and if so, whether he can inform the House what proposals are contained in such Reports or Report to remedy the dislocation of the business of the King's Bench Division consequent upon the passing of the Criminal Appeal Act; and, in case no Report has been received in conformity with the statute, whether he will take such steps as may be necessary to procure it, and particularly in view of the fact that only three Reports were made between 1873 and 1906.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) No Report has been presented by the Council of Judges for 1907 and 1908, but I understand that a committee has been sitting during the last month and has made a Report, which will shortly be issued, dealing with the business of the King's Bench Division and other subjects.