HL Deb 01 August 1889 vol 339 c37

Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.


My Lords, I have to move an Amendment on Clause 13, by which the right to appeal is given to a defendant who has not appeared at the hearing, within one month. The Amendment is to insert the words at line 19 after the word "may."


My Lord, I shall not oppose the Amendment which my noble and learned Friend has now proposed, though I must confess I am not satisfied that it is really necessary. The fact is that this clause was considered after the Bill was introduced at the Irish Office. After my noble and learned Friend gave notice of a Motion to reject Clause 13, it was again considered at the Irish Office, and especially by the learned Solicitor General for Ireland, and he was satisfied with the clause as it now stands. I do not profess myself to know much about the special needs or wants of Ireland in this respect, but I do rely upon the matured view of the learned Solicitor General for Ireland who has considered the matter. But as my noble and learned Friend presses this point I shall not oppose him; of course, the matter may still be considered elsewhere.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill passed, and sent to the Commons; and to be printed as amended. (No. 205.)