moved that the Order for going into Committee on the Bill be discharged, in order that the Bill might be referred to a Select Committee.
expressed an opinion that the Bill was not quite satisfactory, and that a Select Committee was the best way of dealing with it.
wished to remind the House that that was an important Bill, because it proposed to apply £150,000 out of the Consolidated Fund, and £200,000 had already gone in the same direction.
acquiesced in the Motion; but drew attention that it was a breach of the rule to take no Opposed Business after 1 o'clock.
ruled that a reference to a Select Committee could not, unless Notice of opposition was given, be considered Opposed Business, within the meaning of the Resolution of the House.
Motion agreed to.
Select Committee to consist of Five Members, Two to be nominated by the House, and Three to be added by the Committee of Selection:—Lord FREDERICK CAVENDISH and Mr. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH nominated Members of the said Committee:—Bower to send for persons, papers, and records; Three to be the quorum.
Irish Reproductive Loan Fund Bill
On Motion of Mr. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, Bill to amend the Law relating to the Irish lie-productive Loan Fund, ordered to be brought in by Mr. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH and Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH.
Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 183.]
House adjourned at a quarter after One o'clock.