HC Deb 18 February 1856 vol 140 c973

Order for Committee read; House in Committee.

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2.


said, that this Bill repealed the Act of George II., with regard to property parted with without valuable consideration; where there was valuable consideration, there was no doubt about the matter; but without full and valuable consideration, property might be unduly acquired, and the only remedy would be by an expensive process at law. It seemed to him that the Bill cast away the old protections without providing new ones.


said, that in the conveyance of the property some of the requirements of the old law were preserved. It was necessary, in particular, that the deeds should be executed at least one month before the death of the granter or donor.

Clause agreed to, as were the remaining Clauses.

House resumed.