HL Deb 02 February 1819 vol 39 c205
The Earl of Shaftesbury

presented a Petition on behalf of the Common Council of the city of London against the renewal of the above act, and strongly expressive of the petitioners opinion as to the injustice and injurious tendency of its operation.

The Lord Chancellor

observed, that a more important subject could not come under the consideration of parliament than that to which the petition referred, and which must form a question for discussion in the course of the present session. With a view to the due investigation of this subject, and to the obtaining of that information which was requisite to enable the House fully to consider it, he intimated his intention of moving in a day or two, for a statement of the number of persons who had been discharged under the provisions of the Insolvent Debtors' act, their names, the sums for which they had respectively obtained their discharge, and the dividends paid.

Ordered to lie on the table.