HC Deb 10 July 1856 vol 143 cc557-8

, seeing the hon. and learned Member for Suffolk (Sir Fitzroy Kelly) in his place, he wished to ask him whether he intended this Session to bring in the Consolidation of the Criminal Law Bill, which he obtained leave to introduce on the 14th of February last?


After what has passed in this House on the subject to which the question refers, I think the question should rather have been addressed to the Government. Still, I have no hesitation in answering the question, and I can assure the hon. Gentleman that some of the most eminent members of the Statute Law Commission have been incessantly engaged in the preparation not only of the Bills of which I have given notice, but also of Bills relating to other branches of the law. I have therefore great satisfaction in announcing that the whole of these Bills are at this moment ready to be laid on the table, and they will to-morrow or Monday be proposed to the House of Lords by the Lord Chancellor. It was thought to be only right that these important Bills should be brought in by some member of the Government.