HL Deb 02 July 1896 vol 42 cc515-6

, in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, explained that its object was to extend to the Liverpool Court of Passage a summary jurisdiction. He was informed that a number of cases were put down for which there was no defence whatever, and if this Bill were passed it would be possible to dispose of them with a great saving of time and expense in the future.


said that in Committee he should endeavour to amend the Bill where he thought it was defective. The object of the Bill, they were told, was to provide that justice should be done quickly—very quickly indeed—but they must take care that the defendants were heard. ["Hear, hear!"]

Read 2a (according to Order), and committed to a Committee of the whole House on Monday next.