HL Deb 12 May 1896 vol 40 c1125

in moving the Second Reading of this Bill, said it proposed to amend a defect in the administration of the criminal law with respect to the receipt or possession of stolen property. As the law stood a person who received or had in his possession any property knowing it to have been stolen outside the United Kingdom could not be prosecuted with effect in this country; and the Bill proposed to make such an act a felony or misdemeanour in this country according as it would be a felony or misdemeanour if the property had been stolen in the United Kingdom.

Read 2a (according to Order); and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.