§ Major Procter
asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that a considerable portion of the costs of administering the criminal law in this country is paid by fees collected from civil litigants; and whether he will consider an amendment of Section 4 of the Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1938, so as to remunerate qualified chairmen of quarter sessions out of such fees and not put the expense upon the county rates?
§ The Attorney-General
I cannot accept the suggestion that part of the cost of administering the criminal law is paid by fees collected by civil litigants. The second part of the question does not therefore arise, but in any event the amendment suggested would be neither practicable nor fair.