HL Deb 28 April 1843 vol 68 cc1013-4
Lord Cottenham

, having presented petitions against the Bankruptcy Amendment Act, said, that as he was not present on a former evening when a discussion arose as to the propriety of having all the courts of law removed to a central situation, he should take the present opportunity to state that he was in favour of the proposition. He did not think that the reasons advanced against it—even those put forward by his noble and learned Friend near him—were at all satisfactory.

Lord Campbell

said, he did not object to having aft the courts placed in a central situation. He should like to see all the courts, both of law and equity, and even the ecclesiastical courts—for he should be happy to embrace the learned doctors in the measure—included in one building; but he did object to the removal of the courts either to Liocoln's-inn-fields or to the atmosphere of Alsatia.

The Earl of Devon

observed, that great inconvenience would result both to the profession and to suitors if the courts were removed from Westminster-hall.

Lord Langdale

observed, that the proposition for removing the courts ought not to be rejected without some sufficient cause were advanced after proper inquiry. The interests of the community ought to be considered rather than those of individuals.

Subject at an end.

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