§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR moved for a Return of the Sittings held by County Court Judges during the six months ending June 30th.
said, that, under the Judicature Bill, there seemed a great probability of the business of the County Courts being so extended that the new Palace of Justice would have a great many Courts quite empty. He believed that the Judicature Bill did not carry out the recommendation either of the first or second Report of the Judicature Commission, and that it was contrary to the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Lords, 1872, and, in many points, to the Report of the Select Committee of this year; and he believed that, like the Jew Bill of last century, which was brought in by a Ministry, and in the same year repealed by the same Ministry, that this Bill would undergo the same fate.
Motion agreed to.
Return from every County Court in England of the specific days on which the Judge sat in the six months ended the 30th June 1873, together with the following particulars, viz.:
§ The County Court of holden at
§ [Tabular form.]
§ —(The Lord Chancellor.)