HC Deb 09 March 1876 vol 227 cc1778-9

Bill, as amended, considered.

Clause 1 (Appointment of deputy clerks of the peace).

Amendment proposed, In page 1, line 20, to insert after the word "standing," the words "and shall reside and have an office within the district for which he is appointed, and the clerk of the peace shall have no interest in the emolument of any deputy clerk."—(Mr. Rathbone.)


opposed the former part of the Amendment as un necessary, and the latter part as contrary to the object of the Act.


, as a county magistrate of many years standing, opposed the Amendment, but rose more particularly to say that the magistrates of Lancashire—Whig, Radical and Tory—were almost unanimous in favour of the Bill. It was not in any sense a party question.

Question, "That those words be there inserted," put, and negatived.

Bill to be read the third time To-morrow.