HC Deb 14 June 1888 vol 327 cc228-9

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."


said, the Government did not object to the second reading of this Bill, which was to remove a technical difficulty found to exist in the working of the Court of Appeal. It might be necessary to propose certain Amendments in Committee; but, so far as he was concerned, he saw no objection to the second reading.

MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)

said, might he ask what the Bill was about? It was somewhat unusual to take a second reading without the slightest explanation.


said, it was rather for the promoters to state the object; but he might say, shortly, it was to enable the Court of Appeal in Ireland to enforce orders in certain cases by issuing writs. It was found in practice that where cases could not be remitted to the Court of First Instance to issue writs the case had to remain with the Court of Appeal, and the Bill was intended to supply the defect. So far as he had examined the Bill, it appeared to be a useful measure, introduced by the hon. Member for South Kilkenny (Mr. Chance). In matters of detail it might require Amendment, but he did not oppose the second reading.


said, he had a great objection to all Bills introduced by lawyers for reforming the Supreme Court of Judicature in Ireland, though the Court needed reform. But if the object of the Bill was limited, as the hon. and learned Gentleman said and he approved, he (Mr. T. W. Russell) would not object.


said, the hon. Member would understand that he did not introduce the Bill, nor assented to the second reading.

Question put, and agreed to.

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