HL Deb 13 March 1879 vol 244 c794

House in Committee (according to Order).


said, it would be well to insert a provision to enable the Lord Chancellor to appoint one Judge to take the place of another in the case of sickness or the like emergency. He thought such a provision very desirable, for, otherwise, very important business might be delayed by some sudden sickness or accident befalling one of the Judges. What had happened recently to a Judge of the Chancery Division showed the necessity of something being done.


said, that between the present time and the next stage of the Bill he would consider the suggestion of his noble and learned Friend.

Bill reported, without Amendment; and to be read 3a on Thursday next.