HL Deb 03 April 1845 vol 79 c9
Lord Stanley

wished that the Second Reading of the Bastardy Bill should not be postponed; it stood for to-night, and it was material, on account of its provisions, that it should receive the Royal Assent on Saturday, in order that it might be acted upon at the approaching Quarter Sessions. Their Lordships were, perhaps, aware that it did not interfere at all with the general question of which notice had been given by a noble Lord opposite, but that it had been introduced merely for the purpose of removing some technical difficulties in the practical working of the Act of last Session.

Lord Campbell

not only saw no objection to the Bill, but thought it would be salutary in its operation; he thought, however, that the noble Lord ought to wait until the Earl of Radnor was present, who had a measure pending upon the same subject.

The Duke of Richmond

remarked, that if the Bill did not receive the Royal Assent on Saturday, it would be of no use.

Lord Stanley

observed, that it did not in any respect interfere with Lord Radnor's Bill.

Bill read 2a, and the Committee fixed for to-morrow.

House adjourned.