HC Deb 16 August 1843 vol 71 c895

House in committee on the Coroners' Duties Bill.

Dr. Nicholl

proposed the following clause: Provided always, and be it enacted, that whenever the accounts of any coroner shall be laid before the justices in general or quarter sessions assembled, or before any town-council, such justices or council respectively may, if they shall think fit, examine the said coroner or deputy coroner, or any witness tendered by or on behalf of the coroner or deputy-coroner, on oath as to any inquest holden before any deputy-coroner; and if on such examination it shall appear to such justices or council that such inquest was holden before such deputy-coroner at any time other than during the illness of the said coroner, or during his absence for some lawful or reasonable cause such justices or council, as the case may be, shall disallow in such account the fees and mileage of such coroner or deputy-coroner at such inquest. Clause read a first time. On the question that the clause be read a second time,

The Attorney-General

opposed the clause, and supported the necessity for the occasional appointment of a deputy-coroner, without the control proposed. The committee divided—Ayes 16; Noes 40: Majority 24.

List of the AYES.
Allix, J. P. Henley, J. W.
Chetwode, Sir J. Morris, D.
Clerk, Sir G. Peel, rt. hn. Sir R.
Cripps, W. Scott, hn. F.
Darby, G. Somerset, Lord G.
Douglas, Sir C. E. Trotter, J.
Gladstone, rt. hn. W. E.
Gore, W. R. O. TELLERS.
Harcourt, G. G. Nicholl, rt. hn. J.
Hardinge, rt. hn. Sir H. Fremantle, T.
List of the NOES.
Archbold, R. Hamilton, G. A.
Baring, hn. W. B. Hindley, C.
Bentinck, Lord G. Holland, C.
Blackburne, J. I. Hope, G. W.
Bodkin, W. H. Howard, P. H.
Borthwick, P. Inglis, Sir R. H.
Broadley, H. Lincoln, Earl of
Broadwood, H. Mangles, R. D.
Buller, Sir J. Y. Masterman, J.
Denison, E. B. Morris, D.
Escott, B. Pechell, Capt.
Ferguson, Sir R. A. Peel, J.
Flower, Sir J. Pollock, Sir F.
Forman, T. S. Ponsonby, hn. C. F. A. C.
Fuller, A. E. Pringle, A.
Gaskell, J. Milnes Scholefield, J.
Goulburn, rt. hn. H. Smith, J. A.
Graham, rt. hn. Sir J. Smith, rt. hn. T. B. C.
Stanley, Lord TELLERS.
Wawn, J. T. Sutton, hon. H. M.
Wood, G. W. Young, J.
Wyse, T.

Clause rejected.

House resumed, bill to be reported.