HL Deb 29 June 1837 vol 38 c1685

The Lord Chancellor moved the first reading of the Succession Bill, but the object of which was collected to be, to make a provision for carrying on the Government of the country in the event of a demise of the Crown while the next heir was out of the country. The Bill contained similar provisions to those which were made by the statute of Queen Anne, with a similar object.

Lord Brougham

reminded his noble and learned Friend, that by the Act of Anne it was made high treason to say anything in favour of the title of the next heir to the Throne.

Bill read a first time.