§ Order for Second Reading read.
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
, in moving the second reading of this Bill, said, that since he had originally stated his intention to refer it to a Select Committee, it had been represented to him by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Portsmouth (Sir F. Baring) that it would be more convenient to appoint a Select Committee to consider the whole subject of civil service superannuations, to which Committee this Bill might be referred. That was therefore the course which he should propose to pursue, as it would give greater facilities for an investigation into the entire subject. The Committee would not be confined to the examination of evidence strictly within the four limits of the Bill, and all persons affected would have the opportunity of stating their case before it.
§ Bill read 2°, and committed to the Select Committee on Civil Service Superannuation.
§ The House adjourned at a quarter before nine o'clock.