HL Deb 07 April 1851 vol 115 cc1116-7

said, that seeing that this Bill stood for recommitment tomorrow, he wished to ask the noble and learned Lord on the woolsack, and those who opposed it, what course they intended to pursue? He (Lord Beaumont) would at once state, that he intended to move the omission of those clauses which were called the reconcilement clauses, and the omission of the 35th clause, which provided for the holding of special sessions in cases where the sum in dispute exceeded 20l.


said, he believed it was the general wish of the House that the Bill should be recommitted. He had certain amendments to propose; but he should not oppose the going into Committee. He intended to propose that the reconcilement and the arbitration clauses should be omitted. The clauses on the subject of giving to these courts an equity jurisdiction, he thought had better form the subject of a separate enactment. The tithe clause, he understood his noble and learned Friend (Lord Brougham) would reconsider. He believed that his noble and learned Friend did not intend to press the attorneys' clerks' clause, and he had already considered the clause with respect to barristers, so as to render it unobjectionable.


said, he drew this conclusion, that the noble and learned Lord on the woolsack intended to oppose every part of the Bill. Notice had already been given of a Bill conferring a Chancery jurisdiction on these courts, and that was what the country required, and to which he would give his hearty support.

House adjourned' till To-morrow.