HL Deb 28 April 1887 vol 314 cc178-9

(The Lord Privy Seal, Earl Cadogan.)


Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 3a." —(The Lord Privy Seal.)


, in moving, as an Amendment, that the Bill be read a third time that day six months, said: If the creation of more than four Courts became necessary, after the abolition of Chiefs, he hoped that, at least, each Court might have separate entries of causes—to begin at No. 1 in each, only to be transferred to other numbers, when each list might be finished. On Circuit two Chiefs often went together, and took part in the general business. And there was no need to abolish the Courts of Common Pleas and of Exche- quer. He (Lord Denman) had been associated by statute — as a man of knightly degree—to the Lord Chief Justice of the Courts of King's Bench and of Queen's Bench, and the days of sitting could not be named till his appointment was known. At first, it took two years to bring a cause into Court—remanets produced an enormous income. The late Marshal and Associate had boxes made for the parchment records, and called them his "corn-bins;" whilst, since then, his successor, from his predecessor's determination to clear off arrears, became so great a loser, that if ever he had a horse which he had improved, he could not keep him or sell him, and was obliged to give him away. The noble Lord on the Woolsack had a horse at livery standing next to his, and both owners gave away their animals. He had not been able to put horses together lately with the noble Lord; but he hoped by August 5, when the Women's Suffrage Bill would come on, to have his continued support.

Amendment moved, to leave out ("now") and add at the end of the Motion ("this day six months.")—(The Lord Denman.)

On Question that ("now") stand part of the Motion?

Resolved in the affirmative.

Original Motion agreed to.

Bill read 3a accordingly, and passed.