HL Deb 30 June 1836 vol 34 c1063
The Lord Chancellor ,

pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for abolishing imprisonment for debt, and for the better recovery of debts. He felt it unnecessary, at that time, to trouble their Lordships with any observations on the subject; the project contained in the Bill was not a new one, having been under the consideration of the other House of Parliament last year; and having, indeed, received the sanction of that branch of the Legislature. On moving the second reading of the Bill, he would explain to their Lordships the objects contemplated by the Bill, and the means by which it was hoped to accomplish them.

Bill read a first time.