HC Deb 31 July 1866 vol 184 c1843

moved for leave to bring in a Bill to continue for a limited time the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act in Ireland. Ho said, he would fix the second reading of the Bill as the first Order on Thursday evening.


said, he would not resist the introduction of the Bill, but he believed the measure to be unnecessary, as Ireland was in a state of tranquillity, and in several cases at the assizes the Judges had been presented with white gloves. There was less amount of crime in Ireland than in England, and as to the Fenian conspiracy, the circumstances which had passed showed that it was not to be feared. Under these circumstances, be entered his protest against the continued Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act. It was remedial measures which the wants and aspirations of the country equally required.

Motion agreed to.

Bill to continue, for a limited period, the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act in Ireland, Ordered to be brought in by Lord NAAS, Mr. Secretary WALPOLE, and Mr. ATTORNEY GENERAL for IRELAND.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 256.]