HL Deb 06 June 1842 vol 63 cc1237-8
Lord Denman

had to lay on their Lordships' Table a bill entitled, An act to provide for the Affirmation of persons who had conscientious objections to taking oaths. This bill was not intended for the abolition of oaths in general, but went to release from the necessity of taking oaths all those who had conscientious objections thereto. It was not his intention to have a registration of those classes who were to be exempted; but if any noble Lord wished to have some security that the parties exempted should be so on some peculiar ground, he would not object, though he did not think it necessary.

Bill read a first time.