HL Deb 11 August 1836 vol 35 cc1094-5

The Lord Chancellor moved the second reading of the Stannaries Court Bill, which he described as having for its object the alteration and improvement of the jurisdiction of the Stannaries Court.

Lord Wynford

said, that this was a measure of very great importance, and would seriously affect immense interests, particularly the interests of adventurers in mines. Many of those who were connected with such interests were opposed to the Bill; and as they would not have time maturely to consider it before the prorogation of Parliament, he hoped that the noble and learned Lord would consent to postpone the measure to next Session.

The Earl of Falmouth

said, that when his noble and learned Friend spoke of immense interests as being opposed to this Bill, it ought not to be forgotten that there were still more immense interests in favour of its being passed into a law. This he would assert, that immense and very unfair losses would be incurred by suitors if the Bill were not passed in the present Session. With respect to adventurers in mines, they went and took shares with their eyes open, and of course they would not act without proper advice. The rights of the public and of individuals would, he was sure, be taken proper care of in Committee, and therefore he hoped that their Lordships would consent to the second reading.

Lord Lyndhurst

wished the Bill to be read a second time.

Bill read a second time.