§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord HERSCHELL)
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, that he did not intend to proceed further with that Bill. It was a measure to consolidate into one Act the law relating to County Courts now contained in no less than 11 Acts of Parliament. He only wished to move the second reading for the purpose of calling attention to the Bill, for however carefully a Consolidation Bill might be drawn it was impossible to avoid slips and errors. He should be, therefore, obliged if those interested would favour him with criticisms on the measure.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ Motion agreed to: Bill read 2a accordingly.