HL Deb 03 August 1860 vol 160 cc627-8

moved, That as regards the Admiralty Jurisdiction (India) Bill, inasmuch as certain piratical Acts recently committed on the Coast of Tenasscrim having been found not to be punishable owing to there being no Tribunal competent to try the Culprits, it is to be feared that similar Acts may occur in consequence of such Impunity; the Circumstances which require Legisiation on this Subject appear to this House to be of such real Urgency as to render the immediate Consideration of the same necessary.

Resolution agreed to.

Bill read 2a (according to Order), and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.