HC Deb 14 June 1875 vol 224 cc1813-4

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, having regard to the judgment of the Lord Chief Baron and other Judges of the Court of Exchequer delivered on Friday the 11th June in favour of the plaintiff in the case of "Warner v. The Brighton Aquarium Company," and their Lordships' remarks thereupon, it is the intention of the Government to take any action during the present Session for a repeal or modification of the Act 21 Geo. III., c. 49?


, in reply, side, he regretted that this matter had been brought before the Courts of Law and a decision obtained. The matter was one upon which there was a strong feeling upon both sides of the question, and one upon which public opinion must be gradually and perhaps slowly formed. It would be almost impossible for the Government to take up a measure of this character at that period of the Session. It was, however, the intention of the Government to take care that persons should not be vexatiously harassed by an undue enforcement of the law.