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Assizes (Smaller Towns)

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 21 June 1922

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asked the Attorney-General if any decision has now been reached as a result of the Lord Chancellor's consideration of the desirability of reducing the number of Assizes in the smaller towns?

The Lord Chancellor at the close of April appointed a Committee, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Justice Rigby Swift, to consider what re-arrangements of the Circuits can be effected so as to promote economy and the greater despatch of business in the High Court. The Committee has had several sittings. No decision can be reached upon the matter until a Report is received.