HL Deb 26 March 1823 vol 8 cc705-6
The Lord Chancellor

observed, that towards the end of last session, he had laid upon the table a bill for the amendment of the Bankrupt Laws. Since that period he had thought it better that the whole of the bankrupt laws should be consolidated into one act, and a bill had been prepared for that purpose, embodying all those laws (including the bill he had presented last session), with the exception of clauses which it was thought might conveniently be repealed, and with some amendments. From the nature of some of the clauses contained in this consolidation bill, it was doubtful whether it could originate in that House, or whether it must not be first presented to the House of Commons; but, on an early day after the recess, it would be laid before one ok the other House.