HL Deb 10 May 1901 vol 93 c1280

Order for the House to be put into Committee (on re-commitment) read.


My Lords, in moving that the House do resolve itself into Committee on this Bill, I desire to say that I have availed myself of the opportunity which the re-commitment of the Bill has afforded of adopting several Amendments, the most noticeable of them being the two which stood in the name of my noble and learned friend Lord Morris. Those Amendments were to strike out Clause 1 (Service of Process) and Clause 20 (Recognisance or lodgment upon appeal), and from the Bill now before your Lordships those clauses have been deleted. I took that course not only in deference to the great experience which my noble and learned friend has had in this matter, but because I found that there were great differences of opinion as to the desirability of applying these clauses to Ireland at the present moment.

House in Committee (on Re-commitment) (according to order); Bill reported without further amendment; and recommitted to the Standing Committee.