§ Mr. Errington
asked the Attorney-General how many cases there are for trial at Manchester Assizes which commenced on Monday last; how long the sittings are scheduled to last; and what steps are to be taken to ensure that there are not a large number of remanets?
§ The Attorney-General
There are for trial at Manchester during the present assize 190 civil cases, 227 matrimonial causes, and about 40 prisoners. As Manchester is the last town on the Northern Circuit on each assize, there is no fixed date for the termination of the sittings there. It is hoped that the work may be completed in about three weeks from last Monday, and in order to secure this result, arrangements have been made for the appointment of a commissioner, who began to sit on Monday.