§ Considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Question proposed, "That Clause 1 stand part of the Bill."
§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL
I desire, Sir, to move that you report pro- 220 gress, and ask leave to sit again. I wish to have this Bill referred to the Grand Committee on Law, which seems to me to be the proper body to deal with it. This is one of the Bills which was slipped through last Wednesday without discussion, and the Government did not even take the trouble to explain its nature. I have an objection to it, but I suppose I should not be allowed to make it at this stage.
The House has charged the Committee of the Whole House with the Bill, and it must, therefore, deal with it.
§ Clause 1 to 11 agreed to.
§ Clause 12.
§ SIR G. CAMPBELL
I am not prepared to go into the details of the Bill. I object to the Bill, and my suspicions have been aroused by the fact that the lawyers have not moved any Amendment to it. If the state of the law which the Bill proposes to consolidate had not been a good one for the lawyers there would have been plenty of Amendments proposed.
§ Question, "That Clause 12 stand part of the Bill," put, and agreed to.
§ Bill reported as amended; to be considered on Monday next.