HC Deb 29 May 1913 vol 53 c300

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he has yet considered the County Court judge's recommendations on the subject of County Court reform in Ireland; and, if so, what steps he intends taking in order to give effect to those recommendations?

Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture, Ireland)

My right hon. Friend, who is detained in Dublin, has asked me to answer the questions addressed to him. He has considered the recommendations referred to. The County Court judges recommend the codification of the entire law relating to County Courts in Ireland, and also recommend certain alterations in the existing law, some of which would certainly give rise to controversy. My right hon. Friend regrets that in the present circumstances there is no opportunity for introducing legislation of this character.