HC Deb 17 June 1858 vol 150 cc2276-7

Order for Second Reading read.


said, he must express his opinion that Bills of this nature were being unnecessarily multiplied. He thought that consolidation might in such cases be very beneficially applied.


said, that the subject referred to by his hon. and learned Friend the Member for Boston (Mr. Adams) was one which would require mature consideration. Under the existing law separate Bills were necessary.


said, no doubt the mode of proceeding in these cases was a great deal more round about than need be; but as the law now stood every scheme was bound to be sanctioned by a separate Bill, so that all parties interested in the matter might have due notice of what was about to be done. Nor were these precautions entirely without their advantages, because last year, in the case of the Dulwich Hospital Bill, there was a violent opposition raised that eventually led to various changes being made in the scheme.

Bill read 2°, and committed for To-morrow.