HL Deb 27 January 1832 vol 9 cc972-3

Lord Tenterden moved the Second Reading of the Arbitration Bill.

Lord Ellenborough

hoped, that in each of the Law Reform Bills a clause would be inserted, extending the advantages of those Bills to British India.

Lord Tenterden

thought, that it would be better to effect the object desired by the noble Lord, by a separate Act referring to each of the other Acts, at the close of the Session, if it was considered adviseable to extend these Acts to our Indian possessions.

Lord Ellenborough

said, the noble and learned Lord had anticipated his wishes, and he was further of opinion that it would be desirable, at the end of each Session, that such Acts as had been passed during the Session, which had reference to the improvement of the law, should be considered by persons to be appointed for the purpose, in order to determine to what extent they might be applicable to the colonies. He knew many individuals who would be ready to assist in the work, and to supply such further information as might be necessary to the better understanding of the affairs of India.

Bill read a second time.

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