HC Deb 08 June 1857 vol 145 c1393

Order for Second Reading read,

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time,"

SIR ERSKINE PERRY moved, as an Amendment, that it be read a second time that day fortnight, on the ground that another Bill on the same subject which he had introduced had been postponed to that date, and that it was desirable before passing either of the measures that the general principle of the subject should be discussed.

Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now." and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day fortnight."


denied that there was any similarity between the two Bills.

Question put.

The House divided:—Ayes 151; Noes 6: Majority 145.


would not oppose the wishes of the House, but wished to express his objection to the Bill, which was one that would enable husbands to pocket the last shred of property which the law allowed to married women. At the same time he should give notice that on going into Committee he should move a clause to retain to married women that interest in reversionary property which now belonged to them by law.

Main Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read 2°, and committed for Monday next.

House adjourned at a quarter before One o'clock.