§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ LORD MUIR MACKENZIE
My Lords, the object of this Bill is to enable the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills to add to the Bill which they now have before them a number of clauses which were brought to their attention but were not comprised in the Bill which was first committed to them. I have ascertained that the Lord Chancellor, who himself brought in the Judicature Bill, thinks that the course which I have taken in the matter is the right one, and I hope your Lordships will confirm that view by allowing this Bill to be read a second time this afternoon, and referred to the Joint Committee.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.— (Lord Muir Mackenzie.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a.