HC Deb 26 June 1863 vol 171 cc1523-4

said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether the Attorney General intends at this late period of the Session to proceed with the Civil Bills (Ireland) Bill; also, whether, in the event of such not being the case, the Government will introduce a Bill this Session to abolish the power to seize growing crops under any legal process in Ireland?


said, in reply that it was not the intention of the Attor ney General to proceed with the Civil Bills Bill during the present Session, but the question was under consideration whether a clause might not be introduced into a separate Bill for the purpose of abolishing the power of seizing growing crops under legal process in Ireland. He would take that opportunity of giving notice of his intention to withdraw the Bill, which had been read a second time, and he hoped he should be able to state on Monday, after conferring with the Attorney General, whether it would not be desirable to introduce a Bill bearing on that more limited question.