HL Deb 17 July 1866 vol 184 cc929-30

(The Marquess of Clanricarde.)

(No. 170.) COMMITTEE.

Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.

Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into a Committee on the said Bill.—(The Marquess of Clanricarde.)


objected to the Bill, on the ground that there was not the slightest necessity for the petty legislation it proposed to effect, as there were already three Acts of Parliament in force for the protection of sheep from dogs, and a man was punishable under the present law if he permitted a savage dog to be at large. He did not know at what point legislation on this subject was to stop. In the case of two dogs quarrelling, was it to be ascertained which was in fault; and if they fought and one was killed, was compensation to be made to its owner? If Parliament were to multiply Acts of this character, there would be no end to the litigation that would arise out of them.

Amendment moved, to leave out ("now") and insert ("this Day Six Months.")— (The Lord Cranworth.)


said, the noble and learned Lord would not think so lightly of this subject had a child of his been worried by a savage dog. Persons should be compelled to keep their dogs tied up. He should support the Bill which was useful in itself, and had received the assent of the House of Commons.

On Question, that ("now") stand Part of the Motion? their Lordships divided: —Contents 14; Not Contents 37: Majority 23: Resolved in the Negative: and House to be in Committee on this Day Six Months.

Devon, E. Stratford de Redcliffe, V.
Doncaster, E. (D.Buccleuch and Queensberry.) Ebury, L.
Lonsdale, E. Inchiquin, L.
Malmesbury, E. Polwarth, L.
Romney, E. Ravensworth, L.
Somerhill, L. (M. Clanricarde.) [Teller.]
De Vesci, V. Templemore, L.
Chelmsford,L.(L. Chancellor.) Oxford, Bp.
Ashburton, L.
Buckingham&Chandos, D. Boyle, L. (E. Cork and Orrery.)
Marlborough, D. Colville of Culross, L.
Cranworth, L.
Bristol, M. Dinevor, L.
Bradford, E. Foley, L. [Teller.]
Carnarvon, E. Hamilton, L. (L. Belhaven and Stenton.)
Clarendon, E.
De Grey, E. [Teller.] Lyveden, L.
Derby, E. Ponsonby, L. (E. Bessborough.)
Fortescue, E.
Granville, E. Redesdale, L.
Leven and Melville, E. Saye and Sele, L.
Nelson, E. Seaton, L.
Powis, E. Silchester, L.(E. Longford.)
Shrewsbury, E.
Stradbroke, E. Southampton, L.
Wilton, E. Stanley of Alderley, L.
Thurlow, L.
Hawarden, V. Wrottesley, L.
Sydney, V.