HC Deb 23 June 1846 vol 87 c909

rose to move, pursuant to the notice he had given, for leave to introduce a Bill for the suppression of trading in seduction and prostitution, and for the better protection of females. He believed the Secretary of State for the Home Department did not intend to make any objection to the introduction of the Bill; and as he dared say no hon. Member would object to the introduction of it, he thought it unnecessary to detain the House by entering into the question. He was sorry to understand from the hon. Member for Montrose that it was necessary to explain the measure to the House, and also to explain why it was that he had presumed to bring forward this Bill. The hon. Gentleman was proceeding with his statement, when


moved that the House be counted, and there being only thirty Members present,

The House adjourned at a quarter past Seven o'clock.