HC Deb 24 April 1856 vol 141 c1394

said, he wished to inquire of the right hon. President of the Board of Control whether any steps had been taken, or were contemplated, for carrying out the suggestions of the Commissioners appointed under the Act of the 16 & 17 Vict. c. 95, s. 28, to consider the recommendations and enactments of the Indian Law Commissioners; whether any measure was to be introduced, and when, for giving legislative sanction to such of those suggestions as required it; and whether it was intended to give further time, beyond the 20th day of August next, to the present or any other Commissioners, for framing a body of substantive civil law for the whole of India, as recommended by the second Report of the Commissioners?


in reply, said, that the Report of the Commissioners had been sent to India with the view of being submitted to the Council there. If the remarks of the Council, on the recommendations of the Commissioners, arrived in time, it was possible that he might be able to propose a Bill in Parliament during the present Session. The answer to the last question would depend entirely upon the information received from India