§ Mr. R. DAVIES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the poor pay of County Court officers; whether a definite official promise of reorganisation has been given to them; when it is proposed to give effect, to this; and whether steps can be taken to expedite the matter to the fullest extent?
§ Mr. GERALD HURST
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is intended to carry out the recommendations of Mr. Justice Swift's Committee on the work of County Courts, dated 23rd October, 1920; and, if so, when the reforms therein advocated will be put in practice?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The pay and conditions of employment of officials in county courts and the recommendations of the940W Committee, of which Mr. Justice Swift was chairman, have been under consideration. The settlement of a scheme for the future remuneration of the staffs has been delayed pending certain necessary preliminary arrangements, but will proceed when these arrangements, which are being expedited as far as possible, are complete.