HC Deb 10 June 1881 vol 262 cc285-6

Bill, as amended, considered.


said, that frequently ex parte damaging statements were made by a certain class of solicitors before magistrates in the City, the object of those who made the applications very often being merely to damage the character of some trade rival by having the statements laid before the magistrate reported in the Press. It seemed to him that reports of such applications ought not to be protected under the Bill.

And it being ten minutes before Seven of the clock, Further Proceeding on Consideration of the Bill, as amended, stood adjourned till To-morrow.

The House suspended its Sitting at five minutes before Seven of the clock.

The House resumed its Sitting at Nine of the clock.