HL Deb 12 July 1866 vol 184 c779

(The Lord Cranworth.)


Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


stated that he had deemed it his duty to introduce the Bill while he held the Great Seal, in order to complete the work of his predecessors; Lord Campbell having revised the statutes from 1770 to 1850, and Lord Westbury those anterior to the Revolution, so that there remained the intermediate period between 1688 and 1770. This Bill was not perfect; it did not contain the statutes relating to the National Debt; and since the change of Government he bad seen Lord Westbury, who was willing to continue the work he had begun. He, therefore, moved that the order for the second reading be discharged.

Motion agreed to.

Order discharged; Bill (by Leave of the House) withdrawn.