HL Deb 25 February 1869 vol 194 c284

said, that this being the first time he had been able to attend the House since Parliament had re-assembled, he desired to thank their Lordships for his re-election as Chairman of Committees during his absence, and expressed his hope that the favour and confidence extended to him during so many former Sessions would be still shown him. The noble Lord then gave Notice for to-morrow week of a Motion for a Return of all Acts of Parliament by which property had been taken from individuals, corporations, or trusts without their consent and without securing to them full compensation, or without offence being charged against them justifying such confiscation.