§ House in Committee (according to order).
referred to the operation of the 16th and 17th clauses as 451 preferable to the short time in which Parliament dealt with the abolition of the Chiefships and Divisions of Courts, without dealing with the patronage.
THE LORD CHANCELLOR
said, that the arrangement with regard to the abolition of the Chief Judgeships of the Common Pleas and Exchequer Divisions of the High Court of Justice had thus far proved successful, and that the Courts had never been freer from arrears than since that arrangement had been adopted.
§ Bill reported without amendment; and to be read 3a on Monday next.