HC Deb 04 April 1856 vol 141 c543

Order for Committee read.

House in Committee.


said, that he was ready to accede to the suggestion which had been made by the right hon. Member for Oxfordshire (Mr. Henley), that the Bill should be committed pro formâ, with the view of introducing the Amendments which had been proposed. Many of those Amendments were merely verbal, and there were others which introduced no new principle, but which were intended to carry out more effectively the provisions of the Bill. He hoped the Committee would not suppose that the great number of Amendments arose from any slovenliness or want of care in the preparation of the Bill, for they were attributable to the great interest which was taken in the subject by the public. Numerous Amendments, many of them well worthy of adoption, had been suggested, and he therefore begged to move that the Bill be committed pro formâ.

Bill passed through Committee.

House resumed.