§ MR. AYRTON,
in the absence of his hon. and learned Friend, the Member for Marylebone (Mr. Edwin James) said, he would beg to ask Mr. Attorney General, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to proceed with the Bills for the consolidation of the Criminal Law, sent down from the House of Lords, this Session?
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
said those Bills had received great consideration on the part of the Government, who had had the advantage of the valuable labour of their predecessors, and also of the attention given to the subject by the Statute Law Commissioners. They had been most carefully considered by a Committee of the House of Lords, and there 698 were no Bills, therefore, that could be more confidently recommended to the House. It was the intention of Her Majesty's Government to submit those Bills to the House, and he hoped they might be allowed to pass without occupying any very considerable portion of time.