HC Deb 09 December 1831 vol 9 cc138-9

Mr. John Campbell moved the second reading of the Fines and Recoveries Bill. He said, that the Bill was exactly the same as that introduced by him last Session, and he should not, therefore, trouble the House with any observations on the subject.

Mr. Spence

was convinced of the expediency of passing this Bill, and he recommended Gentlemen who were at all opposed to it, to read a report of what had passed only two days ago, relating to a suit which had been instituted in the Court of Chancery, the object of which was, to get rid of transactions which had taken place with certain property from the year 1723 down to the present time, in consequence of a flaw in levying the fine in 1723; and the decision of the Court was, that the claimant was entitled to recover, notwithstanding that the property was mortgaged, and had passed through several hands.

Bill read a second time, as were likewise the Limitation of Actions Bill, the Courtesy of England Bill, the Dower Bill, and the Inheritance Bill, brought in by Mr. John Campbell.

Lord Allhorp

moved, that the House do resolve itself into a Committee of Supply.