§ On the Order for the Second Reading of this Bill, which originated in the House of Lords,
The ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir R. T. REIU,) Dumfries
explained, that the object of the Bill was to enable the Judges of County Courts to cancel the certificates of bailiffs guilty of gross abuse of power.
§ MR. S. T. EVANS (Glamorgan, Mid)
, thought the Bill was unnecssary. Not three months ago he appeared in a county court for a client who had been grossly misused by a bailiff, and succeeded in getting the man's certificate cancelled.
§ SIR R. T. REID
assured his hon. and learned Friend that the Bill was necessary, as the existing provision was, owing to construction put upon it by the courts, found inapplicable. The result was that the County Courts were flooded with complaints from poor people of having been grossly illtreated by bailiffs and no redress could be given them.
§ Bill read 2°.