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Second Reading Committee

Volume 203: debated on Friday 5 August 1870

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Third Reading

, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, that it was merely supplementary to the Naturalization Act of this Session. A question had arisen whether that Act gave power to the Secretary of State to frame regulations for determining who should administer the oaths, and it was for the purpose of settling that point that this measure was necessary.

said, there were a number of cases in which declarations had been substituted for oaths, and he wished to know whether that was the case in this Bill?

Motion agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed; considered in Committee, and reported, without Amendment; read the third time, and passed.