HC Deb 19 March 1868 vol 190 c1889

said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that, Parliament having been prorogued on August 21st, a document purporting to be an Act of Parliament, Contagious Diseases (Animals) 30 & 31 Vict., c. 125), was delivered August 27th, 1867; that another document was substituted September 5th, 1867; and, whether both, either, or neither of these Acts went through the regular forms required to constitute the Law of the Land?


said, in reply, that, owing to a clerical omission which occurred in the proceedings with respect to the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Bill, the print of the Act as at first issued did not contain certain Amendments made by the Commons, although they were agreed to by the House of Lords and sanctioned by the Crown. As soon as the mistake was discovered, it was corrected by issuing a reprint of the Act comprising these Amendments.