§ Sir H. NIELD
asked the Attorney-General on how many occasions since the coming into operation of the Administration of Justice Act, 1925, there has been in respect to the circuit assizes no business, or no substantial amount of business, to be transacted; what were the number of days occupied in the actual trials of civil and/or criminal cases at the various circuit assizes since the Act, and the number of Judges occupied thereby; has any order been made under Section 1 (1) of the Administration of Justice Act, 1925, dispensing with the holding of assizes in places where necessary; and, if so, when, and in respect of what assize towns?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL
No information is available with regard to the first part of the question either for the parts of the years 1925 and 1927 or for the full year 1926. The number of days1586W occupied in the actual trials of civil and/or criminal cases at Assizes during 1926 was 1,088* days. The number of Judges who went on circuit during that year was: Winter Assize, 14; Spring Assize, 4; Summer Assize, 15, and Autumn Assize, 11. One Order has been made, under Section 1 (1) of the Administration of Justice Act, 1925, since the Act came into operations, dispensing with the Assize Town of Appleby on the Winter Assizes, 1926.
* If two or more Courts are sitting on the same day, each sitting is recorded as a separate day.