§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
THE EARL OF BELMORE
moved the second reading of this Bill, which, he said, 1999 was intended to improve the working of the Court.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Earl of Belmore.)
THE EARL OF KIMBERLEY
said, he regarded the measure as an exceedingly useful one. Having reference to the present amount of business, it was desirable to reduce the number of Judges; but as additional work would be cast upon the two remaining Judges, it was only fair that their salaries should be increased. No Court in Ireland, he believed, was more deserving of support than this tribunal, which had been of inestimable use in simplifying the sale of landed estates. Irish proprietors, without exception, were of opinion that great benefits had been derived from the operations of the Court; and according to universal testimony the duties of the Court had been most efficiently performed, and gave great satisfaction to suitors.
§ Motion agreed to: Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.