§ Lord Tenterden
laid on the Table a Bill for the establishment of Uniformity of Process in the several Courts of Law. At present the forms of the proceedings in the several Courts were very different, and it was highly desirable to render them uniform. He did not then think it necessary to enter into a detailed statement of the contents of the Bill, as these must be brought under their Lordships' attention in the progress of the Bill. He might mention, that the Judges had drawn up a set of rules or orders for the regulation of the proceedings, which would relieve suitors from much delay, labour, and expense; and the present Bill had a similar object in view.
§ Bill laid on the Table, and read a first time.