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Tuesday, 18 October 1904

Motion (by Mr. Johnson, for Mr.

Ewing), agreed to -

That a Return be laid upon the table of the House showing the amount of work performed by the High Court during the first year of its existence, viz. : -

(a)   Alist of the cases heard, with a brief indication of the nature of each one.

(b)   A list of the cases awaiting hearing, with similar details.

(c)   What has been about the average period taken in dealing with an appeal by the High Court.

(d)   What was approximately the period which an appeal to the Privy Council involved before the decision was registered in the local courts.

Motion (by Mr. Thomas) agreed to -

That a Return be laid on the table of the House showing -

1.   The number of full days on which the High

Court has sat and dealt with cases during the first year of its existence, distinguisnlng the days -

(a)   When one Judge sat alone.

(b)   When the three Judges sat together.

2.   The number of appeals sent to the Privy

Council, and the number of appeals sent to the High Court, during the same period; and how many of the latter appeals could have been taken to the Privy Council.

3.   The time spent by the Judges in travelling.

4.   The number of cases finally disposed of by the Court in each State.

5.   The allowance and travelling expenses (apart from salaries) of the Judges and Associates during the year.

6.   The allowance and travelling expenses (apart from salaries) of the marshals, tipstaffs, and other functionaries of the Court during the year.

7.   The amount of other expenditure in connexion with the Court during the year.







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