HC Deb 15 July 1858 vol 151 c1505

said, he would beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, as the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall have signified their intention of recommending that the Duchy of Cornwall shall be placed on the same footing as the Crown with respect to the period of limitation of title, Her Majesty's Government will insert a clause in the Cornwall Submarine Mines Bill to give effect to that recommendation; or, if that can not be done, whether they will bring in a Bill for that purpose early next Session.


said, it was intended to provide, by a legislative enactment, that those persons who formerly held under the Duchy of Cornwall, but would in future, as the result of the recent arbitration, hold under the Crown, should not be placed in a worse position than they were formerly, particularly with reference to the application of the Statute of Limitations. He thought it would, however, be inconvenient to introduce a clause to that effect in the Bill relating to the Duchy of Cornwall now before the House, but he should feel it his duty to introduce a measure to that effect in the early part of next Session.