HL Deb 13 September 1909 vol 2 c1117


Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, I shall be able to move the Second Reading of this Bill in two or three sentences. It repeals Section 4 of the Supreme Court of Judicature (Procedure) Act, 1894, and provides that the persons in whom the power of making rules of Court under the Judicature Acts, 1873 to 1894, is vested shall include four persons, of whom two shall be practising barristers, being members of the General Council of the Bar, and two shall be practising solicitors, one such solicitor being a member of the Council of the Law Society and the other being a member of the Law Society and also of a provincial Law Society, to be appointed by the Lord Chancellor for the purpose in the same manner as the four Judges referred to in Section 19 of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1881. This small change is recommended by the House of Commons, and as it is a reasonable change, I hope the House will give a Second Reading to the Bill.

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 Monday next.