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Volume 229: debated on Thursday 18 May 1876

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asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it is proposed to abolish the District Registry of the Court of Probate at Gloucester; and, if so, whether he can state to the House what measures will be taken to prevent the great inconvenience to residents in the county of Gloucester, as well as to professional men, from the abolition of a local Registry for proving wills and taking out letters of administration, which has existed at Gloucester for more than three hundred years?

, in reply, said, that no definite decision had been come to upon the subject. It rested entirely with the Lord Chancellor, the Treasury having only a limited interest in it.