HC Deb 31 July 1844 vol 76 c1623
The Solicitor General

, in moving the second reading of this Bill, stated that he was then quite prepared, if the House thought it necessary, to enter into an explanation of the details of the Bill; but as it had been long under the consideration of a Committee in another place, and as he knew that it had attracted the attention of several hon. Members, perhaps it would be unnecessary for him, in the then state of the House, to go at any length into any explanation; he should therefore propose that they should take the second reading now, and go into Committee on the Bill at twelve o'clock on Friday.

Mr. Wakley

remarked, that this Bill had excited great attention out of doors; and he wished to know whether it was the determination of the Government to pass this Bill during the present Session.

The Solicitor General

replied that it was undoubtedly the intention of the Government to do so.

Bill read a second time.