HC Deb 19 January 1944 vol 396 c197W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Attorney-General whether, as remission of fees under certain circumstances is permitted both in the High Courts and in the lower criminal courts, he will consider extending, on similar lines, the concession to county courts.

The Attorney-General

The circumstances in which fees are remitted in the High Court and in certain criminal courts are not in general applicable to proceedings in the county court: county court fees are small and are fixed with a view to prevent the court being clogged with a number of trifling and ill considered claims. They can be remitted in certain exceptional circumstances, but I do not think that the suggestion in the Question is practicable.