HC Deb 12 August 1857 vol 147 cc1504-5

Order for Third Reading read.


thanked the Government for the fair and candid spirit in which they had met the various suggestions which had been offered with regard to it, and especially the proposition which he had made for compensating a small portion of the persons whose interests would be affected by it. At the same time he regretted that neither the proctors' clerks nor the four advocates of the court at York were to receive compensation, and expressed a hope that the Government would, in making appointments under the Bill, give the preference to persons whose employments had been destroyed by its provisions. As it was, the compensations to be paid under the Bill would amount to not less than £100,000 a year, and he had some doubts whether the country would receive any value for that expenditure. He ardently hoped, however, that experience would prove that these doubts were entirely unfounded.

Bill read 3°, and passed, with Amendments.