HC Deb 25 July 1832 vol 14 cc737-8

The House went into a Committee on this Bill.

On the Motion of Mr. Sheil, that the Registrar be required to attend daily, the Committee divided: For the Original Question 35; Against it 4—Majority 31.

Mr. Hume

then moved, that the Registrar should attend from eleven to two each day.

The Attorney General

said, that in such circumstances, the minimum of time set down would be considered by the officer as a maximum, and it would be better to leave it to the conscience and discretion of the Registrar.

Mr. Crampton

said, if a stated time was mentioned, the Registrar would never attend beyond that, and there were occasions when his presence for a longer period was necessary.

Amendment negatived.

Mr. Hume

proposed, that the salary of the Registrar should be reduced from 1,500l. to 1,200l. a-year.

Mr. Warburton

supported the reduction.

Mr. Spring Rice

stated, that he did not consider the salary extravagant or objectionable.

Motion withdrawn.

The other Clauses of the Bill agreed to—the House resumed.