HC Deb 27 May 1830 vol 24 cc1171-2
The Solicitor General

, referring to the Bill brought from the House of Peers for the regulation of the Court of Chancery, said that he intended to propose that it should be read a first time to night, and that the second reading should be fixed for the 10th of June, when the discussion might be taken. He hoped that this arrangement would be satisfactory to the House, and that it would allow him to name the same day for the second reading of the two other bills, connected with that Bill, one being for the regulation of the Master's Office, and the other for the regulation of the Registrar's Office. He hoped, if this suggestion were approved, that Members would not fix motions for the 10th of June, which would precede the Orders of the Day for the second reading of the three bills he had named.

Mr. Brougham

was of opinion that this important subject well merited a separate day's discussion. The subject of the Court of Chancery had been postponed in that House for two Sessions, in consequence of the expectation of the bill which had just made its appearance from the House of Lords. Why it had been so long delayed he knew not, but per tot discrimina rerum, it had at last been sent down to the Commons. He must freely state that he felt the strongest repugnance to the plan proposed by the Bill and on the day named, for which he hoped no other business would be set down, he would not scruple to detail his objections.

Mr. Cutlar Ferguson

took this opportunity of urging the Lord Advocate to fix some early day, prior to the 10th of June, for the debate on his measure, which had excited great attention in Scotland, and was, in fact, of the highest importance to that country.