HL Deb 03 February 1832 vol 9 cc1226-7
Lord Tenterden

moved, that this Bill be read a third time.

The Marquis of Westmeath

wished to take that opportunity of expressing his anxious desire, that the Bill should be so framed as to extend to Ireland.

Lord Tenterden

had no objection to the extension of the principle of this measure to Ireland, but he could not take upon himself to introduce a clause to that effect into the present Bill without consultation with the Irish Judges. He had a vague recollection that when this and some other Bills relating to the administration of Justice were formerly before the House, he had applied to Lord Plunkett for his opinion, as to the propriety of extending their provisions to Ireland, when the noble and learned Lord replied, that he thought it would not be advisable without further consideration.

The Marquis of Lansdown

said, it was impossible that the House could acquiesce in so important an alteration of the Bill as that suggested by the noble Marquis on its third reading, and without any previous notice.

Bill read a third time and passed.