rose, pursuant to notice, to lay upon the Table a Bill for the Amendment of the Proceedings and Practice of the Court of Chancery in Ireland. At the present stage of the measure he did not think it necessary to do more than enumerate the various provisions of the Bill, reserving to himself the opportunity of more particularly calling attention to the nature and effect of those provisions upon the second reading, when the Bill would 768 be in their Lordships' hands. He had not thought a Committee of Inquiry necessary as a preliminary to the introduction of these enactments, as most of them were analogous to the Amendments already approved and adopted in the Court of Chancery in this country. There were some enactments which were not borrowed from the Bill for amending the Court of Chancery in this country; but the object of them was to assimilate the practice of the Courts in both countries, and to remove anomalies, to abridge the expenses, to shorten the proceedings, and to lessen the delays in the administration of justice in Ireland. The noble and learned Lord gave an outline of the Bill, and said, that he should go more at length into the subject when the Bill arrived at the second reading.
§ The Bill was read a first time and ordered to be printed.