HC Deb 16 February 1944 vol 397 cc173-4
42. Mr. Turton

asked the Attorney-General whether county court judges are supplied with copies of all regulations as they are published or, alternatively, with the Butterworth's Emergency Service.

The Attorney-General (Sir Donald Somervell)

No, Sir. County court judges are supplied with copies of those Regulations and Orders which clearly affect them, but it is not thought that the supply of all Statutory Rules and Orders as they appear would assist them.

Mr. Turton

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman satisfied that the work of the county court judges is not being hampered by the delay in sending copies of fresh Regulations?

The Attorney-General

Cases of difficulty may arise and I shall be glad to discuss them with my hon. Friend, but it is not thought that the distribution of this vast mass of material will really be of assistance or even helpful.

Sir Herbert Williams

Are there not arrangements to instruct county court judges what Statutory Rules and Orders mean, as most of them are rather un-intelligible?

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