HC Deb 16 February 1875 vol 222 c415

Order for Second Reading read.


in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, explained that its object was to remedy a defect in the Common Law Procedure Act of 1852, which permitted foreign corporations to sue in this country, but not to be sued. This had been illustrated only lately in a case in which a foreign corporation recovered a large sum of money in this country, and the defendants could not even plead as a set-off the amount due to them from the corporation.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Waddy.)

Motion agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for Friday.

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