HC Deb 11 December 1857 vol 148 cc553-4

said, he wished to ask the Attorney General, Whether any and what progress has been made in the arrangements for establishing a Department of Justice, in conformity with the pledge given by the Government in the last Session?


said, that shortly after the meeting of Parliament he had laid before the Government certain proposals respecting the formation of such a department, and other important matters of legal reform. He had no doubt that the subject was under the consideration of the Government, and he hoped that when the House met again he should be enabled to give some more satisfactory explanation than he could give at present.