HC Deb 14 April 1851 vol 116 cc205-6

Order for Third Reading read.

Bill read 3°. On the Question that the Bill do pass,


said, he looked upon the measure as one of considerable importance. He thought it would have been perfectly safe to have made it extend to cases of conspiracy. He thought also that provision ought to be made for defraying the expenses of parties who conducted proceedings for conspiracy in gross cases of injustice. A discretion ought to be given to the Judges who adjudicated on those prosecutions to award costs to the prosecutors.


said, the Bill already provided for certain cases of conspiracy; but it was thought unwise to burthen it with provisions to meet every particular case of that nature which might occur.


said, in his opinion the time for the appointment of a public prosecutor had arrived.

Bill passed.