The LORD CHANCELLOR
presented a petition from the Incorporated Law Society, that the further progress of the Bill may be postponed till after Easter, in order to afford time for considering the provisions contained therein.
supported the prayer of the petition, and stated that the Bill he had introduced on the subject was a great improvement on the old law, and was founded on the careful examination of a great number of legal and commercial witnesses. He believed that, as the Bill now stood, it gave satisfaction. His Lordship concluded by laying on the table the report of the Committee on the subject, and proposing that the report should be printed, and to let the further progress of the Bill stand over until after Easter—namely, the 10th of May, so that their Lordships and the public might have an opportunity of making themselves fully acquainted with the progress of the Bill.
§ LORD WHARNCLIFFE
thought the noble and learned Lord deserved great credit for the judicious labour he had bestowed on the Bill, and he had reason to believe that the mercantile classes were perfectly satisfied, as far as it went, with the contemplated change.
§ Petition laid on the table.
§ House adjourned to Monday.