HC Deb 23 March 1826 vol 15 cc85-6
Mr. Secretary Peel

brought in his bill "for consolidating and amending the Laws in England relative to Larceny, and certain other offences, affecting property." He said, he was so desirous that this bill should receive the most deliberate investigation, that he hoped he should be permitted to have it read the first and second time, and to go through the committee, where the blanks which fixed the penalty to the different offences could be filled up. The bill would then be placed before the House in a more perfect state, and gentlemen could come to the discussion, with a complete knowledge of all its provisions; and he should be perfectly prepared to give every opportunity for the discussion of the principle of the measure, if any objection were raised against it.

The bill was then read a first and second time, and committed.