HL Deb 14 June 1904 vol 136 c7


Order of the day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, the object of this Bill is to meet a defect in the main Act which has been discovered by some ingenious person. The question has been raised whether a married woman, when not acting as a married woman, but simply as a trustee, is free from the control of her husband. This Bill makes it perfectly clear that a married woman's position under the main Act is not altered when she acts as a trustee.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2ª."—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Bill read 2ª, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.

House adjourned at a quarter before Five o'clock, to Thursday next, half-past Ten o'clock.