HC Deb 21 July 1856 vol 143 cc1118-9

Order for Third Reading read.


said, he wished to call the attention of the right hon. Gentleman the Vice President of the Board of Trade to what appeared to him to be a defect in the measure. Under the 17th clause, as he understood it, a joint contractor who had been proceeded against by a creditor, and who had paid the sum required of him, could not recover from one of his partners more than that partner's original share of the liabilities, although the other partners should have become bankrupts; so that if there had been four partners, and if one had paid the debt, he could not recover more than one-fourth of its amount from one of the other three, in case the two others should have become bankrupts.


said, that the Bill had been carefully considered in the other House; and all he could state was, that he had been informed the clause in question would not have the effect attributed to it by the hon. Gentleman.

Bill read 3°, and passed.