HL Deb 19 May 1851 vol 116 c1072

, in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, explained that amongst its provisions were one enabling the Secretary of State for the Home Department, upon the requisition of the magistrates at quarter-sessions, or of the town council of a municipal borough, to order that in future the clerks to magistrates and clerks of the peace should be remunerated by a fixed salary—not by fees, as at present; and another, for abolishing the expensive process by which prisoners committed in a town which was a county of itself were removed for trial into the adjacent county.

Bill read 2a.

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