HC Deb 13 May 1833 vol 17 cc1160-1

The Solicitor General moved the Order of the Day for the House going into a Committee upon the Limitation of Actions Bill.

Mr. Strickland

said, he had considerable objections to this Bill. It was unwise and unjust, and he would never consent that it should become the law of England. If this Bill passed into a law, a poor man never could obtain his right. The law ought to be open to all; it was the right of the subject; but if this Bill were passed into a law, it would com- pletely destroy the rights of the people. Against such a project, against such a Bill as the present, he must again protest. Much more he could say. His duty and his feeling commanded him to declare what he had stated, and he would say, that in making these few observations he had only done his duty [hear.] He was perfectly aware that his opinions were not in accordance with those of the hon. and learned Solicitor General, but, nevertheless, it was his duty to state them, however feebly, and he had done so. He could easily understand these cheers. He was aware that he had trespassed upon the indulgence of the House, but, anxious as he was to render justice to the people, he did not regret one observation which he had made. The learned Solicitor General seemed enamoured of this Bill and his other law reform Bills; but he could tell the learned Gentleman, that he was, to say the least, mistaken in his object.

The House went into Committee.

The Bill, with verbal amendments, to be reported.