The LORD CHANCELLOR
read the report made by the Select Committee, to whom was referred, on Tuesday last, the consideration of the best mode for dispensing with the system of ingrossment and inrolment of public Bills. It was to the effect that the ingrossment be abolished, and that in lieu thereof, with the view of preventing the chances of error, the Bills be printed by the Queen's Printer, immediately after it shall have passed the House in which it originated, and be dealt with in the same manner as ingrossed Bills are now dealt with; that such fair print copy shall be sent to the other House of Parliament, and when returned without amendment, or with amendments agreed to, two fair prints shall be printed on vellum, one of which shall be authenticated by the proper officers of each House, and the Royal Assent being endorsed thereon, the same is to be deposited in the Record Tower, in 437 lieu of the present ingrossment. The Master of the Rolls to receive the duplicate copy of the fair print for the same purposes as the inrolled Acts now received and held by him. (See LORDS' PROCEEDINGS, No. 4. sec. 13.)
§ On the Motion of the noble and learned Lord, the report was ordered to be printed.