HC Deb 22 February 1830 vol 22 c845
The Marquis of Chandos

, in moving for leave to bring in a Bill to alter and amend the laws relating to the preservation of Game said, it was his intention to propose a repeal of all former laws upon the subject, with a view to their being embodied into one Act; it was also his intention to propose, that any occupier of a number of contiguous acres should be allowed to sport over them, on obtaining the permission of his landlord. He also wished that a conviction for poaching should take place before two Magistrates, instead of one, as at present; and, even then, he would afford the right of appeal to the Quarter Sessions. He would also permit the sale of Game, under the same provisions and restrictions as those suggested by the present Secretary to the Board of Control.

Mr. O'Connell

said, that whenever the Bill should be brought in, he should take the opinion of the House upon the question of abolishing the Game Laws entirely.

Leave was given, the Bill was introduced, and read a first time.