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The European Assurance Society Arbitration—Question

Volume 229: debated on Monday 22 May 1876

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asked Mr. Attorney General, If his attention has been directed to the judgments delivered on the third instant by the Court of Appeal of the High Court of Judicature, in two cases arising out of the affairs of the European Assurance Company, which had been decided by Lord Westbury, and wherein his judgments had been confirmed by Lord Romilly, but against which decisions appeals had been brought by the Official Liquidators; if any similar appeals are now pending, and if the Official Liquidators still receive the salary of £4,000 per annum;and, if so, whether the same rate of remuneration will be continued during the progress of the present arbitration; and, if any arrangement could be made by which the Arbitrator could sit from day to day, in order to expedite the progress of the business, instead of only occasionally, as at present?

in reply, said, that the appeals referred to had been properly brought under the Act 38 & 39 Vict., c. 157, and that judgment had since been given upon them. He was unable to answer the remaining questions of the hon. and learned Gentleman, having no control over the Arbitration, and it not being part of his duty to ascertain the particulars referred to in the hon. and learned Member's Question.