HC Deb 28 May 1830 vol 24 c1202
Mr. Lennard

inquired of the right hon. Gentleman opposite whether the Bill for establishing Courts for the recovery of Small Debts was again to be brought forward?

Sir Robert Peel

said, he was convinced of the utility of such a measure, and the reason why he had not again brought forward a bill on the subject, was the great difficulty of making compensation to the different persons who held freehold offices. There was at present a bill in progress for compensating all the holders of such offices, and when that was passed into a law, he should be ready to bring forward his bill again, or to support the more extensive bill of the hon. and learned member for Knaresborough.

Mr. D. W. Harvey

suggested the propriety of reviving Courts that already existed for the recovery of Small Debts, which would do away the necessity of compensation.

Sir Robert Peel

objected that the Local Courts alluded to by the hon. Member had not sufficient jurisdiction.