§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order of the day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (The Earl of HALSBURY)
My Lords, this Bill has also been through your Lordships' House. It is a very small measure, and its object is to enable a married woman who is a trustee or executor to act with the same efficiency as a femme sole, some ingenious persons having raised a doubt as to the efficiency of married women as trustees under the present law. There is in the minds of learned persons considerable doubt on the point, and this Bill has been prepared to put an end to that doubt.
§ 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.