HC Deb 28 April 1876 vol 228 cc1885-6

Order for Second Reading read.


in moving that the Bill be now read the second time, said, that it had for its object the extension in certain respects of the jurisdiction conferred on the Recorders of Belfast, Limerick, and Cork, in Admiralty cases by the Admiralty Act of 1867. He hoped the House would consent to the Motion.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the second time."—(Mr. Solicitor General for Ireland.)


said, he had not the slightest objection to the Bill, but he hoped the Government would confer the same powers on Galway as it had conferred upon Cork and Belfast, by vesting the Recorder with similar powers to those which had been conferred on the Recorders of the towns he had named.


expressed himself satisfied with the main principles of the Bill, and thanked the hon. and learned Gentleman (the Solicitor General for Ireland) for its introduction, particularly on behalf of the City of Cork, which he (Mr. Murphy) represented, and for thus carrying out to the fullest extent the promise he had made to him. There were some important matters of detail, however, which he (Mr. Murphy) reserved to himself the right of dealing with in Committee, and which he would embody in Amendments to be then brought up.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday next.