HC Deb 01 August 1860 vol 160 cc449-50

Order for Committee read.

House in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 19 withdrawn.

Clauses 20 and 21 agreed to.

Clause 22 (Provision for Costs in Matters of Lunacy in case of Death).


moved that the clause be struck out.


supported the clause.

Motion made, and Question put, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

The Committee divided:—Ayes 6; Noes 34: Majority 28.

Clause 23 (All future Authorities to administer Oaths or take Acknowledgments to be registered).


wished to say, with respect to the clause which had just been negatived, that the clause was struck out merely with a view to the introduction of a modified clause on the same subject on the bringing up of the Report.


said, that he thought the Committee did not quite understand the nature of the clause on which they had divided. [Order.]


said, the clause now before the House was the 23rd Clause.

Clause agreed to; as were the remaining Clauses.


moved the following Clause:— All persons who, previously to the passing of tills Act, shall have been duly admitted and enrolled Attorneys or Solicitors of the Courts of the Counties Palatine of Lancaster and Durham, or either of them, shall and may be admitted and enrolled Attorneys and Solicitors of the High Court of Chancery, and in Her Majesty's Superior Courts of Law at Westminster, in pursuance of the provisions of this Act, without further examination, upon payment of such fees and duty as by law required; Provided always, That such admission and enrolment be perfected on or before the first day of Trinity Term, one thousand eight hundred and sixty one.

Clause added to the Bill.


said, that the Bill had passed through Committee somewhat in a hurry, without, he ventured to say, many Members of that House knowing what was new in it; and he hoped the hon. Gentle- man who had charge of the Bill would agree to have it reprinted.


said, that no doubt the Bill had passed very unexpectedly through Committee, and he would advise his hon. Friend who had charge of the Bill to adopt the suggestion of the right hon. Gentleman, and have the Bill reprinted.


said, he had no objection to the course proposed.

House resumed.

Bill reported, with Amendments; as amended, to be considered on Wednesday next, and to be printed, [Bill 303.]

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