HC Deb 20 April 1860 vol 157 cc2094-5

Order for Committee read.

House in Committee.

(In the Committee),

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clause 2,


said, that he bought the hon. and learned Gentleman who had charge of this Bill (Mr. Bovill) had earned the gratitude of the House for the introduction of a measure which would have the effect of simplifying the procedure, removing the technicalities, and reducing the expense in this class of actions—but there was one point to which he wished to take exception. He thought there was no reason why a preliminary application should be made to a Judge. He therefore proposed that the second clause should be omitted altogether; and then, with some verbal Amendments in the third clause, the effect would be that the first application would be made to the Crown.


said, he was willing to assent to the suggestion.

Clause struck out. Remaining clauses agreed to.

House resumed. Bill reported.