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Volume 220: debated on Friday 3 July 1874

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Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

hoped the Government were not in earnest in asking the House to go again into Committee on this Bill at that late hour—past 1 in the morning. It was not fair to Irish Members, and such a course would not be taken on the English Licensing Bill. He should move to report Progress.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—( Mr. Richard Smyth.)

hoped the hon. Member for Londonderry would not persevere in his Motion. If he would allow the Bill to proceed, it could be considered again on the Report.

said, there had been four attempts to "count-out" in the course of that night, and Irish Members were faint, and most of them had gone away. They did not think the Bill would be proceeded with again that evening.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Several new clauses agreed to, and added to the Bill.

House resumed.

Bill reported; as amended, to be considered upon Tuesday next, and to be printed. [Bill 191.]