HC Deb 14 June 1852 vol 122 cc697-8

Order for Third Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the Third Time."


said, he must object to the Bill being proceeded with at that late hour.


said, that he was exceedingly surprised that any opposition should have been made to the Bill. It had been introduced by a noble Lord in another place (Lord Lyndhurst), upon whose judgment and experience every reliance could be placed. The object of the Bill was simply to relieve an individual, Mr. Alderman Salomons, from certain disabilities of a most peculiar and painful character which he had incurred in consequence of acts which must be known to all hon. Members, and in the performance of which he was justified to a great extent by the diversity of opinion which prevailed in that House, and among many professional persons, with respect to the state of the law as affecting the Oaths required to be taken by hon. Members. He trusted, therefore, that the House would allow the Bill to be proceeded with.


said, he should object to the passing of the Bill, on the ground that it would interfere with a suit pending in a Court of Law on the subject, and should move the postponement of the third reading until Friday next. With respect to any disabilities which had been incurred by Mr. Alderman Salomons, he had incurred them with his eyes open, and well knowing the consequences of his acts.

Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon Friday next."

Question proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."


said, he would accede to the hon. Gentleman's Amendment.

Amendment and Motion, by leave, withdrawn; Third Reading deferred till Monday next.

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