§ Colonel DAY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to the remarks made by Judge Hugh Sturges, in the Chesham County Court, in regard to Court fees: and will he, in view of the difficulty experienced by many poor people in finding such fees, consider a reduction in the amount of fees now chargeable?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I have seen a newspaper report of the remarks to which, I believe, the hon. Member refers. The case before the Judge presented features of peculiar complexity and is not an illustration of the incidence of fees in an ordinary case. As the scale of fees was revised, and in small cases reduced, only a year ago, after exhaustive inquiry by2548W a Committee on which the County Court Judges were represented, it is not proposed to make any further revision at the present time.