THE LORD CHANCELLOR,
in moving the second reading of this Bill, explained that its object was to remedy an accidental omission in the Common Law Procedure Act of last Session. That Bill contained a number of clauses relating to evidence, which it was thought desirable to extend to Ireland, and consequently a clause was introduced, providing that Clauses 19 to 32, which were originally the evidence clauses, should extend to that country. Before the Bill finally became law, the numbering of the clauses was altered, and Clause 18, which was intended to be extended to Ireland, was therefore not included, and it was to remedy this omission that the present Bill was introduced.
§ Bill read 2a.
§ Committee negatived; and Bill to be read 3a To-morrow.