HC Deb 11 July 1856 vol 143 c710

On the Motion for deferring the Second Reading of this Bill,


said, that adverting to the clause in the Bill, which prohibits persons who have been guilty of adultery from intermarrying, he thought that as it was likely to give rise to much discussion he would call upon the noble Lord at the head of the Government to state whether it was his intention to proceed with the Bill at that late period of the Session?


said, he would state the intentions of the Government on an early day next week. With respect to the clause referred to, it was, in his opinion, a cruel and immoral one; and, as far as he was concerned, he would not assent to it.

Second Reading deferred.

The House adjourned at a quarter before Three o'clock till Monday next.