HC Deb 20 July 1832 vol 14 cc619-22
Mr. Fysche Palmer

moved the Order of the Day, for the third reading of the Sheriffs' Expenses Bill.

Mr. Campbell

moved, that the Clause exempting Sheriffs from the necessity of escorting Judges into towns of assize be omitted. The usage was as ancient as the Constitution, and was as great an amusement to the people as a race, or any other spectacle.

Mr. Hudson Gurney

would vote for the Amendment, and considered the whole Bill to be a paltry piece of legislation.

Mr. Fyschc Palmer

could take it upon him to say, that many of the Judges complained of the usage, which the learned Member would preserve as a great inconvenience to themselves, as well as an unnecessary expense to the Sheriff.

The House divided on the Amendment: Ayes 28; Noes 16—Majority 12.

Clause omitted.

The Bill was then read a third time, and passed.