§ Commons' Amendments considered.
THE LORD CHANCELLOR
moved, That the House agree to the Commons' Amendments made to the Lords' Amendments, and not to insist on the Lords' Amendments, to which the Commons have disagreed." The Commons had adopted all their Lordships' Amendments, which occupied twelve pages, with the exception of two. One of these related to companies, which their Lordships thought should not be adjudged bankrupt. It had been found that there might be an easy means of avoiding bankruptcy in such cases, and the Commons had therefore adhered to their original proposal. The other left the appointment of the committee of inspection optional. With regard to non-traders, the Bill originally exposed them to the consequences of bankruptcy to a greater extent than the existing law; but the Select Committee of this House, while amending this, went further, and diminished their present liability. The Commons now proposed to continue the existing liability, neither widening nor contracting it.
§ On Question? agreed to.