§ Mr. W. Smith moved for the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into the subject of Extents in Aid; grounding his motion on the utter insufficiency of the bill introduced by the chancellor of the exchequer, to reach the greater number of the existing evils.
§ Sir M. W. Ridley
seconded the motion, and described a case of great hardship at Durham to prove the evil of extents in aid.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer
had no objection to the motion, and declared, that the only object which he and his colleagues had in view on this question was, that of securing the rights of the Crown without doing injustice to the subject.
§ The motion was agreed to.