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§ THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE moved the second reading of this Bill, the object of which was to carry into effect an arbitration of Sir John Patteson, which defines the respective rights of the Crown and of the Duchy of Cornwall to the lands between high and low-water mark.
hoped that some guarantee would be given that, in any claim hereafter on the part of the Crown to land between high and low-water mark, this arbitration should not be referred to as a precedent.
§ THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE
said, he could give no such guarantee on behalf either of the present or any future Government. All he could say was there was nothing in the Bill to affect the rights of anybody as to property out of the county of Cornwall. Two parties had claimed certain rights as to minerals on the shore, the Crown and the Duchy of Cornwall, and this Bill would vest the rights in question in the Duchy of Cornwall. As to third parties, if anybody claimed rights adverse to those two, the Bill pointed out whom he was to sue.
§ LORD CRANWORTH
said, it amounted merely to a private arrangement between the Crown and the Duchy of Cornwall, and the Bill clearly saved the rights of all other parties.
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the whole House To-morrow.