HC Deb 23 July 1858 vol 151 cc2055-6

Order for Consideration read.


said, he had given notice of a clause to extend to the West Indies the principle contained in the Irish Act, according to which facilities were given to obtain a declaration of indefensible title; but as he understood the introduction of such a clause might cause some difficulty in passing the Bill, which he considered a very useful measure, during the present Session, he should not press the clause, but he trusted the Attorney General would consider the question during the recess.


said, he concurred in the spirit of his hon. Friend's Amendments, but at that late period the introduction of these Amendments might be fatal to the passing of the Bill during the present Session. The country was very much indebted to his right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney General for Ireland for the Landed Estates Bill, which he had introduced, and which had been passed for Ireland during the present Session. He (the Attorney General) hoped to be able, at an early period next Session, to submit a large and comprehensive measure to extend the principle of that Bill not only to the entire of the West India colonies, but to this country and other parts of the British dominions.

Bill to be read 2o To-morrow.