HL Deb 10 July 1840 vol 55 cc598-9

On moving that the House go into Committee on the Administration of Justice Bill.

The Lord Chancellor

said, that the committee which had sat upon this bill had suggested an alteration which he was anxious to state. The bill left the appointment of successors to the two Vice-Chancellors in the hands of the Crown, and the alteration proposed was, that the Crown should only have the power of appointing a successor to one, and that the other should in the first instance be only appointed for life, thus rendering it necessary upon his death to apply to Parliament to appoint a successor in his place.

Lord Lyndhurst

said, that the committee had examined the whole of this subject with the greatest minuteness, and had been perfectly unanimous upon every point they suggested.

Bill passed through Committee.