HC Deb 21 March 2000 vol 346 c513W
42. Mr. McWalter

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans the Lord Chancellor has to make provision for those for whom the cost of civil actions is increased by a change mid-trial of presiding judge. [114052]

Jane Kennedy

Under section 53 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985, the Lord Chancellor may consider claims from parties in respect of those costs incurred where a judge is incapacitated, or dies during a trial and the case has to be re-heard.