§ Order of the Day for the House to be put into a Committee on the said Bill read.
§ LORD PORTMAN
said, that he had had the pleasure some twenty years ago of hearing the noble and learned Lord (Lord Brougham), in a memorable speech of seven hours in length, introduce proposals for the reform of the law; but he regretted to add that a mass of errors had crept into legislation in consequence of the imperfections contained in the various Acts of Parliament which had been passed for the purpose of amending the law. He feared that every attempt at consolidation and revision must necessarily be accompanied by this evil.
observed, that he had reason to believe that no litigation whatever had sprung up out of the measures for the amendment of the law which he had had the honour of introducing into Parliament.
§ House in Committee.
§ Bill reported, without Amendment; and to be read 3a To-morrow.