HC Deb 24 July 1941 vol 373 cc1061-2
65. Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that, although the High Court is not taking the long vacation this year, county court registrars and judges pro pose taking the usual period, 31st July until 24th September; and, in view of the inconvenience this will cause to many people who have business in the county courts, will he take steps to shorten the vacation?

The Solicitor-General (Sir William Jowitt)

My hon. Friend has not stated the position about the long vacation in the High Court and the county court quite accurately. This year it has been decided not to abolish the usual long vacation in the High Court, although special arrangements for the taking of urgent cases have been made. There is no corresponding long vacation in the county court, and the usual period of vacation is not that described in the Question. In fact, the county courts are not closed for more than a fortnight in August or September, a period which this year has been reduced to one week. My Noble Friend is satisfied that the arrangements which have been made, and which are based on the experience gained last year, will afford ample facilities for litigants in the county court during the months of August and September.