HC Deb 01 May 1861 vol 162 cc1339-40

Order for Committee read.


said, that he had been so much struck by the remark which had fallen from the hon. and learned Member for Sheffield (Mr. Roebuck) as to the necessity for all reforms which affected the administration of law and equity being proposed with the sanction and authority of the law officers of the Crown, that, as he was informed by his hon. and learned Friend the Attorney General that there were many parts of the Bill—although it contained only one clause—which would require much and careful consideration, he would, instead of moving that Mr. Speaker should leave the Chair, propose that the Bill, the object of which was to alter a rule of the Courts of Equity, should be referred to a Select Committee.


said, that he should not have given the notice which stood in his name on the paper, in regard to the Bill, that the House go into Committee on the Bill that day six months, if he had not been supported by the judgment of many eminent lawyers conversant with the practice of the Courts. He thought it desirable, however, that respect should be shown to the opinion of the noble Lord who introduced the Bill in the other House, and he had, therefore, no objection to its being referred to a Select Committee.

Order discharged.

Bill committed to a Select Committee.