§ Order of the day for considering the Amendments to this Bill read.
§ MR. LABOUCHERE
said, as it was of importance that this Bill and that which stood next on the paper should go up to the House of Lords that night, he hoped they might be allowed to pass through their remaining stages at once.
§ SIR. HENRY WILLOUGHBY
said, he would not offer any further opposition to this Bill, but he hoped the case of the New Zealand Company would be a warning to Governments in future not to meddle with such companies. In this instance the course pursued by the Government had entailed upon the country a direct loss of £260,000, and a guarantee of half a million.
§ MR. STAFFORD
said, he hoped the course now taken by the Colonial Secretary would not be drawn into a precedent for passing Bills through their later stages at one sitting without notice.
§ Motion agreed to. Bill read 3° and passed.