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Judicature Act—Alteration Of The Circuits—Question

Volume 221: debated on Thursday 23 July 1874

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asked Mr. Attorney General, "Whether any, and if so what, arrangements have been agreed upon for the alterations of the circuits; and when it is proposed to carry such alterations into effect?

Sir, the answer which I am about to make to the Question of my hon. Friend opposite will in substance answer the Question standing in the name of the hon. and learned Member for Newark. It is to this effect. Arrangements have been agreed upon by the Judges for the alteration of the circuits, and it is proposed to carry out those alterations by Orders in Council, which will be made at the same time as the Judicature Rules are made, and will be made public and come into operation at the same time with them. When these Rules and Alterations are made public, my hon. Friend will obtain the information which he seeks; but I do not think that it would be consistent with my duty to state their purport or effect before the Orders in Council have been made.