HC Deb 05 August 1912 vol 41 c2679W

asked whether any Rules of Court and schedules of forms and fees have been made for the Irish County Courts, under the Rivers Pollution Act, 1876, and the Public Roads (Ireland) Act, 1911; and, if no such rules and schedules have been made, will he direct the attention of the Rules Committee to the necessity for making them, having regard to Section 10 of the former Act and Section 1, Sub-sections (5) and (6), of the latter Act, as the absence of such rules renders the Acts useless in Ireland?


The Lord Chancellor informs me that no special Rules of Court have been made in Ireland under the Rivers Pollution Act, 1876, inasmuch as by Section 11 of that Act it is provided that the ordinary rules and procedure of the County Courts in civil matters shall apply to proceedings under that Act, and no necessity has been shown to exist for the making of any further rules. The attention of the Rules Committee of the County Court Judges has already been called to the provisions of the Public Roads (Ireland) Act, 1911, in respect of the making of rules under that Act.