HL Deb 01 May 1900 vol 82 cc403-4


Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


The object of this Bill is to remove the existing restrictions in the way of the investment in the Post Office Savings Bank of moneys temporarily deposited in the County Court, especially for compensation to widows and infants under the Employers' Liability Act. The Bill enacts that the provisions of Section 39 of the County Officers and Courts (Ireland) Act, 1877, and of Section 71 of the County Courts Act, 1888 (which relate to the investment in the Post Office Savings Bank of money paid into court in equitable proceedings), shall respectively extend to all money paid into a County Court (whether before or after the passing of this Act) in any proceeding and ordered by the Judge to be invested. Whatever may have been the reason why the limitation was originally made, it is obvious that the power ought not to be so confined for the future.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a second time.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the whole House on Thursday next.