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Bill 138 Second Reading

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1876

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Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—( Mr. Meldon.)

said, as the hon. Member had not explained the nature of the measure he should move the Adjournment of the Debate.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the debate be now adjourned."—( Mr. W. H. Smith.)

said, the discussion might be taken in Committee, which was the course the Government usually adopted in dealing with their Bills.

said, no one expected this Bill to come on, and he knew nothing of its provisions. He therefore hoped the Motion for Adjournment would be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

Debate adjourned till Monday next.