HC Deb 09 February 1830 vol 22 cc270-1
Mr. M. A. Taylor

said, he understood it was the in- tention of a noble and learned Lord in the other House of Parliament (Lord Lyndhurst) to bring forward the subject of the Court of Chancery, and to propose some arrangement relative to that Court. He should therefore rather postpone any observations he had to make on the state of the Court of Chancery to that period, when he should be apprised of the nature of the alteration which it might be proposed to make. This was, he believed, the best course which he could pursue. He, therefore, should only repeat his determination that no circumstance should ever make him relax his efforts to cure the evils of that Court; he was not dismayed by failure; he had undertaken that task for the last fifteen years, and he meant to proceed till, in his opinion, the evil was cured; and if the measure brought down should be the same as that which was introduced in the last session of Parliament, which he conceived to be by no means sufficient, he would unquestionably submit his own proposition to the House. He should now move for Returns in continuation of those he had called for last year, to the production of which he hoped there would be no objection—namely, an account of the number of re-hearings of appeals pending before the Lord Chancellor on the first day of Hilary Term, 1830, an account of the number of cases of demurrer pending at the same time, &c.—Ordered.