HC Deb 23 April 1913 vol 52 cc357-8
80. Mr. MARTIN

asked the Attorney-General how many days the House of Lords, as a judicial body, and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, respectively, sat actually hearing cases during the calendar years 1910, 1911, and 1912, respectively; and how many days in each of the said years the said Courts sat on the same day?

Mr. GULLAND (Lord of the Treasury, for the Attorney-General)

The House of Lords sat judicially on eighty-seven days in 1910, 100 days in 1911, and eighty-six days in 1912. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council sat on seventy-six days in 1910, 101 days in 1911, and 101 days in 1912. The figures asked for in the last part of my hon. Friend's question in the order of the years mentioned are thirty-four, fifty, and thirty-nine.


Does the hon. Gentleman think that when this Court sits for about one-quarter of the time, two new judges should be appointed?