HC Deb 16 October 1912 vol 42 c1241W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that rules, forms, and fees under the Rivers Pollution Act, 1876, have been made for the English County Courts, but none in Ireland, and that, as costs in the Irish County Courts are very small and regulated by the amount sued for or recovered, the schedule of County Court costs is wholly inapplicable to proceedings under the Rivers Pollution Act, where the most usual order would be one for the execution of works or an injunction, and where the proceedings would probably be costly; will he call the attention of the Lord Chancellor of Ireland to the fact that while proceedings on the Common Law side of the Court are not within any forms, rules, or costs schedules, the County Courts Act of 1877 does not include proceedings under the Rivers Pollution Act of 1876 in the equitable jurisdiction of the Irish County Courts; and will he ask the Lord Chancellor to consider the advisability of requesting the Rules Committee to adopt rules, forms, and costs schedules on the lines of those framed under the Rivers Pollution Act, 1876, for the English County Courts?


The Lord Chancellor informs me that he will request the Rules Committee of the County Court Judges to consider whether necessity exists for further County Court rules, forms, or schedules of costs, in connection with the Rivers Pollution Act, 1876.