HC Deb 28 March 1855 vol 137 c1274

Order for Second Reading read.


speaking on behalf of those who had voted in the minority on the previous division, said that he joined most cordially in the attempt to put down fictitious defences, and desired to justify no man who, whether inadvertently, through misfortune, or with intent, resorted to those fictitious defences. What he objected to was the mode in which it was proposed to accomplish this object, and which he held was in itself exceedingly mischievous.


said, this bill was superior to the other in every respect, but of course, like that, it would be referred to a Select Committee.


said, the bill was framed upon the objectionable principle of giving an undue preference to one creditor over another; and so long as that principle was retained, no Select long would be able to make the measure acceptable.

Bill read 2o and committed to a Select Committee.