HC Deb 04 February 1858 vol 148 cc744-5

MR. COWPER moved that the Second Reading of this Bill be postponed to Monday next, as several hon. Members who felt an interest in the subject were not prepared to discuss it that evening.


said, the Bill had only been printed since the adjournment of the House in December, and, therefore, he hoped that a longer period than Monday would be given. The Bill was an improvement on the former one; still, these Bills were a source of constant worrying to the people, and ought not to be sanctioned.


said, the Bill consisted of 186 clauses. He thought that the Board of Health had been dead and buried, but now it was proposed to continue it for a period of five years. He trusted that a longer time would be given for considering the provisions of the Bill.


said, it was his wish to meet the views of hon. Members upon this subject. The Bill was printed six weeks since; and, though it was a long Bill, it was in substance the same as the one of last Session, and not much different from the Bill of 1855. If it were postponed for a longer period it would not meet with such a full and fair discussion as in the early part of the Session.

Motion agreed to.

House adjourned at half-after Seven o'clock.