HC Deb 18 November 1830 vol 1 c582

The Solicitor General, after a few prefatory observations, moved for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the law of Attesting Instruments by which Powers are executed.

Mr. Campbell

wished, that the learned Gentleman would postpone his measure, as he thought it would be preferable to take into consideration the whole subject of Powers at once. The distinctions between Powers were immense, and created great injuries, and therefore the subject was deserving the fullest consideration. He hoped to see one general simple law, by which all Wills and Powers might be executed.

The Solicitor General

wished to effect the immediate object of removing what was mischievous, and could not consent to postpone a measure of such utility because it did not go the whole length to which it might hereafter be carried.

The Bill brought in and read a first time.