HL Deb 12 March 1896 vol 38 cc718-9

in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, said the object was to enable Quarter Sessions to deal with very small cases of burglary, which at present had to go to the Assizes, though the distinction between them and the cases which did go to the Sessions was very minute. Occasionally these cases rendered it necessary to hold Assizes, where otherwise it would not be necessary to do so. The Bill was substantially the same as the one which Lord Bramwell passed several times through the House with general assent.

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

House adjourned at Twenty-five minutes before Five o'clock, till To-morrow, a Quarter past Ten o'clock.