HC Deb 09 August 1842 vol 65 cc1212-3
Lord Eliot

moved, that the report of the Limitation of Actions (Ireland' Bill be received.

Mr. Hawes

asked the object of the measure.

Lord Eliot

stated that it was to assimilate the law on the subject in Ireland to that which prevailed in England. There had arisen, moreover, particular necessity for the measure in some superfluous litigation between an Irish prelate and the Irish Society of London respecting certain advowsons.

Sir T Wilde

said, he had heard the city of London was satisfied with the measure as it stood.

Mr. Hawes

said, however, that he thought a fair opportunity would not be afforded to all parties affected, for considering this bill, the report on which he therefore moved be brought up that day six months.

Sir R. Peel

said, that it was admitted to be desirable to apply the same principles of legislation to England and Ireland, A bill similar to this had passed for England in 1833, and it was now proposed to extend the provisions of that law to Ireland. This bill had met the approbation and support of the Lord Chancellor and Lord Campbell, who had been for a short time Lord Chancellor, and he believed that it generally met the concurrence of the parties interested.

Lord Eliot

said, that the bill had been discussed on three different occasions in the Lords, of which the parties interested had had full cognizance.

Mr. M. J. O'Connell,

although not prepared to oppose the bill, would vote for the amendment on the ground that a more ample opportunity of discussing it ought to have been afforded.

Sir T. Wilde

said, that during the discussion he had read the Bill, and his belief now was, that if it had been properly explained little opposition would have arisen. The only real objection he saw to the Bill was, that the parties interested had not sufficient notice of its introduction.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

con. tended that the parties had sufficient notice, seeing that three discussions had taken place on the bill in the House of Lords.

The House divided on the question that "now" stand part of the question,— Ayes 41; Noes 15 Majority 26,

List of the AYES.
A'Court, Cant, Hamilton, W. J.
Aldam, W. Harcourt, G. G.
Baldwin, B. Hardinge, rt. hn. Sir H.
Bateson, R. Henley, J. W.
Bentinck, Lord G. Hodgson, R
Bodkin, W. H. Jones, Capt.
Borthwick, P. Knatchbull, rt. hn. Sir E
Botfield, B. Lincoln, Earl of
Brotherton, J. Masterman, J.
Clerk, Sir G. Meynell, Capt.
Cockburn, rt. hon. Sir G. Nicholl, right hon. J
Corry, rt. hn. H. Peel, rt. hon. Sir R.
Darby, G. Polhill, F.
Eliot, Lord Pollock, Sir F.
Escott, B. Pringle, A.
Fuller, A. E. Somerset, Lord G.
Goulburn, rt. hon. H. Taylor, T. E.
Graham, rt. hn. Sir J. Trench, Sir F, W.
Grant, Sir A. C. Trotter, J.
Greene, T
Wood, B. Fremantle, Sir T.
Young, J. Sutton, hon. H. M.
List of the NOES.
Bowring, Dr, Ramsbottom, J.
Cobden, R. Scholefield, J.
Dalmeny, Lord Tuffnell, H.
Duke, Sir J. Villiers, hon. C.
Hume, J. Wilde, Sir T.
Morris, D. Williams, W.
O'Connell, M. J. TELLERS.
Palmer, G. Buller, C.
Philips, M. Hawes, B.

The original motion being again put,

Mr. Hawes

said, that he entertained such strong objections to the bill, and considered it likely to be attended with such serious consequences, that he should move by way of amendment, that the House do now adjourn.

House adjourned.