HL Deb 03 April 1868 vol 191 cc802-3

asked the noble and learned Lord on the Woolsack, Whether it was his intention to refer the Bankruptcy Bill to a Select Committee? If not, he trusted that those noble Lords who proposed to move Amendments would have them printed during the Recess, in order that they might be considered.


said, he stated on the second reading of this Bill, that if any of their Lordships expressed a wish that it should be referred to a Select Committee, he should be quite willing to accede to that course. He had since understood from noble and learned Friends, who took great interest in the subject, that they did not think much advantage would be gained by sending the Bill to a Select Committee, and therefore at present he did not intend to take that course. A noble and learned Friend who was not present (Lord Romilly) had been good enough to put on the Paper and have printed a number of Amendments which, no doubt, would prove of great utility, and he hoped that any noble Lord who wished to move any Amendments would also cause them to be printed, in order that the House might have an opportunity of considering them before the next stage of the Bill.


wished it to be understood that he had no desire that the Bill should go to a Select Committee.

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