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Bill 65 Second Beading

Volume 280: debated on Wednesday 13 June 1883

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Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Second Reading be deferred till Wednesday 4th July."—( Mr. Warton.)

said, the Bill was introduced on the 16th of February; but it had never yet been printed. The hon. and learned Gentleman who had charge of the Bill had been guilty of most extraordinary conduct. He obtained leave to bring in the Bill last year, and actually induced the House to give it a second reading, although it was not printed, but existed only in the brain of the hon. and learned Member. A few weeks ago he actually blocked his own Bill; and, under those circumstances, it must be evident that the hon. and learned Gentleman was simply trifling with the House, and seeing how far he could try its patience.

Amendment proposed, to leave out all the words after the words "That the" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "Order for Second Reading be discharged,"—( Mr. Monk,)—instead thereof.

Question proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question."

said, he had no wish to try the patience of the House. The Bill was introduced to remedy a longstanding grievance of suitors in respect to the delay which occurred in the trial of their causes in Surrey. And it being a quarter of an hour before Six of the clock, the Debate stood adjourned till To-morrow.