§ Order of the Day for the First Beading read.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now road 1 a." —(The Lord Waveney.)
§ THE EARL OF REDESDALE (CHAIRMAN of COMMITTEES)
said, he hoped it was not intended to go on with the Bill this Session, when there were scarcely any Peers on the Opposition side, and no Peer of legal knowledge remaining to critize such an important subject as a change in the Law of Libel, or to inform the House what the Bill proposed to do.
THE LORD CHANCELLOR
said, it was intended to go on with the Bill, and he hoped it would be passed. He had every reason to believe that the Bill had been very carefully considered by the Law Officers of the Crown.
§ EARL GRANVILLE
said, not only was it so, but it had received the approval of one of the Law Officers of the late Government, and had received great consideration in the other House. He hoped their Lordships would pass it this Session.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read 1a; and to be printed. (No. 223.)
§ House adjourned at Four o'clock, till To-morrow, Five o'clock.