HC Deb 23 April 1891 vol 352 cc1232-3

Considered in Committee, and reported, without Amendment.

(8.21.) THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, (Sir R. WEBSTER, Isle of Wight)

I trust the House will permit the BM now to be read a third time.

Motion made, and Question proposed, '' That the Bill be now read the third time."

MR. A. O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)

Does the Attorney General mean this Bill to provide for a permanent or merely for a temporary arrangement?


I do not contemplate it will be a permanent arrangement. The object of the Bill is merely to remove a doubt, more than once expressed, as to the power of the Judges to sit in the City.

Mr. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Cam-borne)

I think we ought to have fuller explanations.

(8.23.) MR. M. J. KENNY (Tyrone, Mid.)

There was an Amendment on the Paper which proposed to limit the duration of the Bill. The learned Attorney General says he does not contemplate a permanent arrangement; did he give an undertaking it should be temporary before the Amendment was with drawn?


No undertaking was asked for. The hon. Member merely intimated that he did not intend to press it.

(8.24.) MR. KNOX (Cavan, W.)

f the Bill is only to be temporary, it will be necessary for the Government to pro-'vide additional accommodation at the Law Courts. There are serious objections on the score of health to the present arrangement. I believe a ready consent was given to the Second Reading of this Bill on the understanding that it should only be a temporary measure.

(8.25.) SIR R. WEBSTER

May I point out that this Bill gives no fresh powers at all. It simply removes a doubt as to existing powers.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read the third time, and passed.