HC Deb 19 June 1823 vol 9 c1079

Mr. Lennard moved, "That a Select Committee be appointed to take into consideration the returns made to this House on the 24th of January 1821, from the county court of the county of Middlesex; and to report to this House whether the fees paid may not be diminished, and whether it may not be expedient for the county clerk to sit oftener in each week in the hundred of Ossulston, and to increase the number of sittings in the other hundreds where the court now sits."

Mr. Curwen

objected to the motion, and maintained that not the slightest imputation could rest upon the barrister who, with so much ability, presided over the county court of Middlesex.

Mr. Grey Bennet

was of Opinion, that a committee could not be better employed that in inquiring into the establishment of this court, and whether it could not be improved and the salaries diminished.

The House divided: Ayes 18. Noes 44.

List of the Minority.
Benyon, B. Palmer, C. F.
Browne, D. Ricardo, D.
Caleraft, J. Robarts, A. W.
Duncannon, visc. Robarts, G.
Grattan, J. Rice, T. S.
Hobhouse, J. C. Taylor, M. A.
Hume, J. Western, C. C.
Leycester, R. TELLERS.
Monck, T. B. Lennard, T. B.
Martin, J. Benner, H. G.
Nugent, lord