HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 c87W
113. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Attorney-General how many cases were personally conducted by him in any court during Me year 1945; how many were conducted by the Solicitor-General; and what were the similar figures in respect of the Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General during the year 1938

The Attorney-General

My learned Friend the Solicitor-General and I took office on 4th August, 1945, and, during the three months of the Michaelmas term, commencing 14th October, I personally conducted 14 cases, which occupied 29 days in court. During this term I was out of the country for 23 days in connection with the Nuremberg trial. My learned friend the Solicitor-General personally conducted 22 cases, which occupied 22 days in court. During the whole of 1938, the then Attorney-General personally conducted 67 cases, which occupied 94 days in court. I regret that I am unable to supply the similar information relating to the then Solicitor-General, owing to the destruction by enemy action of the relevant records.