HL Deb 14 April 1842 vol 62 cc459-60

The Duke of Wellington moved the committal of the Forged Exchequer Bills Commission Bill.

Lord Campbell

had no intention of opposing the progress of this bill; but unless counsel were heard at the discretion of the commissioners, on the side of the public and the holders, he should move a clause to that effect.

The Duke of Wellington

said, the holders must make out their case the best way they could. It will then be for the Treasury to sift their claims, and he thought it would be best to leave it to the discretion of the Commissioners to provide such regulations for carrying on the investigation as they should deem suitable, without inserting any distinct clause in the bill for such an object.

Lord Brougham

agreed that the discretion was wisely left with the Commissioners, but he hoped, with his noble and learned Friend, that the public would be duly represented.

Bill went through committee.