HL Deb 18 March 1870 vol 200 c199

Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.


expressed his belief that the country was satisfied with the decisions of their Lordships' House; but reminded the House that the Judicial Committee was not so appointed as to prevent noble Lords from exercising their own judgment. Sir William Temple had only expressed a wish that no Peer under thirty years of age would vote on an appeal. If noble Lords would only attend and hear the whole of the arguments, he thought that the opinion of Sir William Temple that being men of large possessions their decisions would be careful and much respected, ought to induce lay Peers—those who well knew how to make laws—to attend to the final decision of them; and he thought it would be of great public advantage that fresh minds should be brought to the consideration of the important questions sent for decision to the first court of justice in the country.

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