§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.
THE LORD CHANCELLOR
, in moving that the Bill be now read the second time, said, its first object was to provide that no barrister under seven years' standing should be eligible for the office of revising barrister. At present only a standing of three years was required. The second object was to limit the power of the Judges on circuit to appoint additional revising barristers to cases of "a want of sufficiency" of revising barristers. It had been expected that the Bill would have become law before the Summer Circuits of 1872, and therefore the date 1872 had been inserted in the Bill. It would, therefore, be necessary to alter this to 1873, in order that the Bill might not be retrospective.
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly; Committee negatived; and Bill to be read 3a To-morrow.
§ House adjourned at a quarter before Six o'clock, till To-morrow, a quarter before Five o'clock.