§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
replied that it was to repeal the 32nd clause of the County Court Act, which excepted the high bailiffs of Westminster and Southwark from its provisions. The two gentlemen who held those appointments were since dead, and it was therefore thought desirable to place those appointments on the same footing with those of the other high bailiffs.
§ MR. AYRTON
would take that opportunity of calling the attention of Government to the treatment of County Court prisoners, who were treated in the same manner as criminals.
§ SIR FITZROY KELLY
said, the question referred to a subject alien to the objects of the Bill, but yet one of serious importance. He had heard certain reports which bore out what had fallen from the hon. Gentleman, and had asked for returns. Should he, when he obtained them, find that what had been stated was the case, he should loss no time in applying a remedy.
§ Bill read 2°.
§ House adjourned at a quarter before one o'clock, till Monday next.