HL Deb 17 February 1881 vol 258 c1064

said, that, seeing there was no immediate prospect of legislation in the other House on the subject of the Law of Bankruptcy, he proposed to lay on the Table a Bill for the amendment of the law, and to ask their Lordships to read it a first time.

Bill to consolidate and amend the Law of Bankruptcy; and for other purposes relating thereto—Presented (The Earl CAIRNS).


said, he had no objection to the Bill being read a first time; but he was surprised that his noble and learned Friend should have been led to think that there was no immediate prospect of legislation on the subject. He could assure him that the Government intended that there should be such legislation.

Bill read 1a; to be printed; and to be read 2a on Monday the 28th instant. (No. 34.)