HC Deb 24 April 1913 vol 52 cc537-8
90. Mr. PETO

asked the Attorney-General whether any change in the circuit system advocated by the Royal Commission now sitting will affect only civil and not criminal business; if so, whether it is proposed to concentrate civil business in only a few centres; and whether he proposes to consult the House before any final decision is arrived at?

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Rufus Isaacs)

The Royal Commission has not yet advocated any change in the circuit system. I understand the matter is still under the consideration of the Commissioners, who have not yet arrived at any definite conclusions with regard to it. I cannot answer the last question until I know the recommendation of the Commission.


Is it not a fact that communications in the terms of the question have already been made to the local bodies concerned?


Not that I know of.