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Judicature Act, 1875—The Eleventh Section—Question

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 30 May 1876

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the case of Green v. Browning, reported in "The Times" of the 29th instant, when an action was brought in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice by a London tradesman against a person resident in Dublin for the price agreed on for the construction of a skating rink in Dublin; if it was the intention of the Eleventh Rule in the Schedule to "The Judicature Act, 1875,"that there should be service out of the jurisdiction in such a case to bring parties resident in Scotland or Ireland to defend themselves in England; and, whether it is the intention of the Government to take any steps to have the said Eleventh Rule repealed or modified; and, if so, when may such repeal or modification be expected?

in reply, said, that the matter was under the consideration of the Lord Chancellor, who was consulting the Judges upon the matter to see whether something could not be done.