HC Deb 10 July 1857 vol 146 c1279

said, he wished to ask the Attorney General a question with reference to an observation made by the hon. and learned Gentleman at the close of the evening on Monday last, when an adverse decision was given on a Vote which the hon. and learned Gentleman said would involve serious injury to the Bill then under discussion; and he added, that he should take time to consider whether he should go on with that Bill or not. The Bill to which he alluded was the Probates and Administration Bill. Having since had time for a little calm reflection, perhaps the hon. and learned Gentleman would now state if he were inclined to adopt the Amendment, or withdraw the Bill which stood for discussion that evening.


said, he thought the question sufficiently answered by the fact that the Bill stood first on the Orders for that evening. The case was hardly one which required calm reflection on his part, because he felt confident that the House of Commons, of which it was proverbial that it rarely did wrong upon reflection, would not obstinately adhere to the error into which it had fallen.