HL Deb 13 March 1845 vol 78 c775

On the Order of the Day being moved for going into Committee,

The Marquess of Lansdowne

observed, that the Bill did not extend to Scotland and Ireland. He apprehended that that arose from there being no necessity for so extending the measure, in consequence of Jews being already admissible there to the offices to which it was proposed to admit them in England; but he should like to hear that fact stated upon authority.

The Lord Chancellor

said, that the provisions of the Bill were unnecessary as regarded Scotland; and with respect to Ireland his impression was the same; but if any necessity should appear for extending the measure to that country, he should do so with much pleasure.

After a few words from Lord Campbell, the Bill went through Committee.