HC Deb 20 May 1858 vol 150 cc924-5

said, he rose to give notice that on Thursday the 3rd of June, he would move for leave to bring in a Bill to consolidate the Statute Law of England relating to offences against the person; also, six other Bills to consolidate the Criminal Statute Law of England; and, in the event of the above Bills being read a first time, he would move on an early day to refer such Bills to a Select Committee, to report upon such Bills and upon the expediency and practicability of combining the amendment of the Statute Law with the consolidation thereof; also upon the expediency of the appointment of a Board for the consideration and revision of all Bills for the consolidation and amendment of the Statute Law, and of all other Bills that might be referred to such Board. He also desired to give notice that he would move also, on Thursday, the 3rd of June, for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to the wills of British subjects resident or domiciled abroad, and to the granting of Administration to the estates and effects of such persons dying intestate; and that on the same day he would likewise move for leave to bring in a Bill to enable persons to establish their legitimacy by the judgment of a Court of Law, and also to enable persons in like manner to establish their right to be regarded as natural born subjects of Great Britain, and to extend the jurisdiction of the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes.