HL Deb 22 May 1905 vol 146 cc936-7


Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, this Bill proposes to give an extension of the power of appeal to your Lordships House from the Court of Appeal in Ireland. Important proceedings occasionally come before the Court of Appeal in Ireland, taken by way of certiorari, mandamus, quo warranto, or prohibition, valuation and rating appeals and the parties are unable under the provisions of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Ireland), 1877, to take them by way of final appeal to your Lordships' House. This Bill proposes to extend the appellate jurisdiction of the House of Lords and make it exercisable in the case of any decision, judgment, decree, or order of the Court of Appeal in Ireland in any proceedings such as those to which I have referred. The Bill will be a very useful one and I hope your Lordships will accord it a Second Reading.

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

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

House adjourned at five minutes before Six o'clock, till Tomorrow, half-past Ten o'clock.