HC Deb 02 February 1844 vol 72 cc145-6
Sir G. Grey

inquired whether it was the intention of the right hon. Baronet, the Home Secretary, to bring in a bill to regulate the administration of public trusts? He had withdrawn his own bill, understanding that the Government would introduce such a measure.

Sir James Graham

replied, that the right hon. Gentleman was aware that this was a subject not only most important, but one of the most complicated and difficult which could be taken up by any Member or any Government. His recollection of what took place last year did not quite agree with that of the right hon. Gentleman; he had told the right hon. Gentleman that a measure was under the consi- deration of the Government; and that he had hoped last Session to have introduced a bill; but he left it to the right hon-Gentleman's own discretion whether he would take the sense of the House on the second reading of his own bill. During the recess, however, the subject had been anxiously considered by her Majesty's Government; and at a very early period a measure would be introduced into that or the other House of Parliament.

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