HC Deb 16 June 1865 vol 180 c428

Moved, "That the Bill be now read the third time."—(Sir George Grey.)


merely rose to thank the right hon. Gentleman for this Bill which was for the same object as that which he (Sir Charles Douglas) had last night withdrawn, respecting "the discretionary powers of Justices of the Peace;" but he must record his protest against one principle it appeared to recognize—namely, that of committing an offender to prison for a longer period for non-payment of a pecuniary penalty, than the law allowed as a punishment for the offence itself, for which the fine could be inflicted.

Motion agreed to Bill read 3° accordingly, and passed.