HL Deb 08 May 1851 vol 116 cc676-7

laid on the Table the Report of the Select Committee on his Administration of Criminal Justice Improvement Bill, and his Prevention of Offences Bill, in which several important Amendments had been made, and moved that they be reprinted as amended. The noble and learned Lord said these Bills had been drawn by two very eminent members of the Bar, Mr. Greaves, Q.C. of the Oxford Circuit, and Mr. Pitt Taylor, the latter of whom was a grandson of the celebrated Lord Chatham, and inherited a great portion of his talents, and had also an ardent desire to improve the laws and institutions of his country. He (Lord Campbell) had received a letter from the Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench in Ireland—one of the greatest Judges that had ever lived in either Ireland or England—who stated that he and his learned brethren in Ireland highly approved of these Bills, and anxiously wished to see them extended to that part of the United Kingdom. The noble and learned Lord concluded by moving that the Bills be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Motion agreed to.

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