HC Deb 06 December 1934 vol 295 c1820

asked the Prime Minister whether he has given further consideration to the suggestion that an experienced county court judge should be added to the King's Bench Division Royal Commission, in view of the fact that the question of devolution of work from the High Court to the county court forms part of the terms of reference?


The question whether a county court judge should be placed upon the commission was considered very fully before the commission was established. Several members of the commission are very well acquainted, I am informed, with the work of the county court and the relations between that court and the High Court, and the commission can obtain such further assistance as they desire on this matter by requesting the attendance of any county court judges or other persons specially skilled in the matter. It is desirable to keep the numbers of the commission as small as possible, and I do not propose to enlarge them.