HC Deb 20 April 1842 vol 62 cc893-4

On the motion for the second reading of this bill,

Mr. Ewart

thought that a clause ought to be inserted under which coffee-houses should be compelled to close at a certain hour of the night.

Mr. Wakley

hoped that a clause so inconvenient to the working classes would not be agreed to.

Mr. Manners Sutton

said, that as the bill at present stood, it contained many objectionable clauses; but, as he understood that these clauses were to be corrected, he did not feel it his duty now to oppose it.

Bill read a second time.