HC Deb 22 April 1909 vol 3 cc1791-2W

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that one of the judges attached to the common jury list is away ill, and that under the new rules it is necessary for the trial of the actions attached to that judge, and which are all ready for trial, to be postponed; and whether he will say whether arrangements will be made for the appointment of another judge to take such cases?


I am informed that one of the judges of the King's Bench Division to whom, under the new rules, common jury actions have been allotted, is away ill. The learned judge is expected to resume his duties next week, and mean- while arrangements have been made for another judge to hear summonses relating to his list. Under the circumstances, the interruption being only of a temporary character, it has been deemed inadvisable to take away a judge from other work to fill the vacancy.