HC Deb 09 December 1830 vol 1 cc953-4
Mr. Spence

observed, that the paper which he now sought to obtain was one that would be most necessary in the ensuing inquiries respecting Reform in the Court of Chancery. His object was, to effect reduction in the expenses of a suit in that Court, and to place the Court on the same footing as in the 40th of Elizabeth, when the number of officers there was amply sufficient for the purposes required. One of his plans was, to get rid of Recitals, and to incorporate Orders in the proceedings themselves. The document he required was absolutely necessary for his purposes. The hon. Member concluded by moving, "That the Clerk of the Rolls," or other proper Officer, lay before the House a Copy of the Presentment of John Shuck-burgh, Thomas Poole, and others, chosen by the right hon. Thomas Egerton, Knight, Lord-Keeper of the Great Seal of England, to inquire and present upon articles for the better reformation of sundry exactions and abuses supposed to be committed by Officers, Clerks, and Ministers in his Majesty's High Court of Chancery, made the 8th day of March, in the fortieth year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth."

Sir E. B. Sugden

did not oppose the Motion, as the hon. and learned Gentleman pledged himself to the necessity of having the document.

The Attorney General

consented to the Motion. The document asked for was most important.

Sir E. B. Sugden

reminded the House that he had intended to bring in a bill to regulate the practice of the Court of Chancery, and on Tuesday he should take the opportunity of stating what were his views on the subject.

Motion agreed to.

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