HC Deb 11 February 1858 vol 148 cc1248-9

Order for Second Reading read; Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."

MR. BOWYER moved the Second Reading of this Bill.


said, that the prints of the Bill, which made a most important change in the discipline of gaols, had only been delivered that morning, and he trusted, therefore, that the Second Reading would be postponed.


said, if it were the pleasure of the House, he would consent to postpone the Second Reading, though the Bill was not entirely new to the House, as he had introduced a similar measure two years ago. The object of the measure was to give facilities for prisoners being visited by the ministers of the religious denominations to which they belonged.


said, the Bill consisted of only four clauses, but as the right hon. Baronet the Secretary of State for the Home Depart- ment was absent, he hoped that the hon. and learned Gentleman would consent to the debate being adjourned.

Debate adjourned till Wednesday next.

House adjourned at One o'clock.