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HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY.

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HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY. The Lord Chancellor took his seat at a quarter past four o'clock. IMPRISONMENT IN DEFAULT OF PAYMENT OF FINES. The Earl of JERSEY, when moving the second reading of the Fine or Imprisonment (Scotland and Ireland) Bill, explained that its object was to assimilate the law of Scotland and of Ireland as to imprisonment in default of the payment of fines to that of England, so that prisoners should be allowed to work out part of their fines by imprisonment. The Bill had passed through the other House. Lord ASHBOURNE expressed approval of the measure as far as Ireland was concerned. The Bill was then read a second time. THE ENCLOSURE OF COMMONS AND OPEN SPACES. Lord BURGHCLERE moved the second reading of the Commons and Open Spaces Bill, which pro- posed to amend the Enclosure Acts from 1845 to 1882, and the law relating to commons and open spaces. At present a common could not be regu- lated or placed under local management without a provisional order, or a scheme confirmed by Act of Parliament, and the main object of the Bill was to provide simple and less expensive machinery, to make some minor aracndments in the Enolosure Acts, and in the enactments relating to open spaces and recreation grounds, and to repeal certain enactments relating to commons which were either obsolete or inconsistent with modern legislation. He proposed that the District Council in the neigh- bourhood of any of these open spaces should have power to draw up a scheme for its regulation,which if after a certain interval it received the approval of the Board of Agriculture, should have the force of law. He should have no objection to referring the measure to a Select Committee. z;1 Lord CROSS sympathised with the object of providing cheaper machinery for the regulation of commons and open spaces, but it must be remem- bered that in dealing with commons they were dealing with the absolute rights of the lords of the manor and the commoners. It would be a new thing to take away those rights without the authority of Parliament, and he was not satisfied that under the Bill proper compensation would be obtainable when those rights were taken away. He was also of opinion that the clause relating to the adjust- ment of rights might lead to injustice. He would, however, assent to the second reading on the under- standing that he proposed to place on the paper amendments which would enable the existing pro- cedure to be simplified and cheapened without interfering with the due rights of the persons in- terested. The Earl of KIMBERLEY thought all were agreed that in the case of the smaller commons and village greens there should be simpler and cheaper means than now existed of providing for their regulation. The Bill was read a second time. The House adjourned at a quarter past six oclock.

HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY.

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