HC Deb 27 February 1939 vol 344 cc925-6W
Mr. Liddall

asked the Attorney-General whether he will arrange that all county courts shall publish their telephone numbers in the directory so that counsel, solicitors, litigants and witnesses are no longer compelled to waste time and money by the difficulty of obtaining information to which they are entitled, except by attending at, or sending to, the court?

The Attorney-General

I am aware that there are county courts whose telephone numbers do not appear in the directory. It has been found that the publication of the numbers led to continuous calls about irrelevant matters and other matters which could not be dealt with over the telephone. I understand that steps are taken to ensure that those who might properly require to telephone to the court are informed of the number and my Noble Friend is drawing the attention of Registrars to the importance of seeing that this is done.