The LORD CHANCELLOR
said, he rose simply to move the Second Reading of a Bill which he had had the honour to introduce to the House on a previous occasion. The purpose of it was to give a different name to Masters Extraordinary in Chancery, and to enable all solicitors within ten miles of London to act in the same way as Masters Extraordinary formerly acted. There was one provision in the Bill for the purpose of saving expense in taking evidence under deeds and wills. He wished to take that opportunity to correct a misapprehension which had gone abroad, that it was the intention of the Act to take away from the Masters Extraordinary the benefits which they previously had. No such intention appeared in the Bill; the object of it merely was to give them a name consonant with their occupation.
§ Bill read 2a, and committed.