HC Deb 14 August 1835 vol 30 cc558-9
Mr. A. Trevor

moved that the Sale of Beer Bill be read a second time.

Major Beauclerk

suggested that the hon. Member had better withdraw the Bill. He reminded the hon. Member that he had given him notice, that if he moved that this Bill be read a second time, he should move that it be read a second time this day six months.

Mr. Arthur Trevor

could not think of withdrawing this Bill, which was intended to put down a great agricultural nuisance, without hearing what were the objections entertained against it.

Mr. Hume

would mention one objection. This tampering with the sale for beer produced a perpetual agitation and excitement in the beer trade, which ought to be avoided. He moved that the Bill be read a second time this day three months.

Mr. Warburton

seconded the Amendment. One of the principal objects of this Bill was to prevent beer from being drunk upon the premises. It was besides a direct interference with the rights of the poor, and it would be well if those persons, both in this and the other House of Parliament, who were so clamorous for the rights of the poor when they were in no danger, would now come forward to protect them when they were really in no small jeopardy.

Amendment agreed to.