HC Deb 03 August 1857 vol 147 cc929-30

said, he wished to ask the hon. and learned Attorney General whether he intends to bring in a Bill this Session or the next to relieve trustees from certain liabilities at law in respect of trust property, consequent on acts done by them in the reasonable exercise of their judgment, and without fraud; and from the acts of co-trustees, deposits with bankers, and other dealings, such as would be reasonable and proper in the conduct of private business?


said, he certainly was anxious to accompany the measure designed to prevent frauds by trustees with another measure almost equally necessary, of the nature indicated by the hon. Member. A noble and learned Lord in another place, however, had given notice of his Intention to introduce such a Bill, and he (the Attorney General) had thought it desirable to postpone his measure until he had seen the Bill of that noble and learned Lord.