§ EARL ST. GERMANS moved that this Bill be read the second time.
§ LORD CRANWORTH
said, he regretted that before the criminal law of England and Ireland had been consolidated twelve months it should be thought necessary by thosew he were acquainted with the social condition of the sister country to pass a special Act like the present. However, as it had passed the other House of Parliament, and was considered a useful measure by the noble Earl who introduced it, 283 he would not oppose the second reading, reserving to himself the right to draw attention to particular provisions of the Bill in Committee.
believed the Bill would diminish expense and mitigate many of the evils which at present existed.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.