HC Deb 27 July 1859 vol 155 cc480-1

Order for Committee read.

House in Committee.


said, that as the subject of this measure was a very wide one, he would suggest to the hon. Member who had charge of the Bill that it should be withdrawn for the present, and re-introduced in the next Session, when the subject could be considered by a Select Committee. The Bill contained some excellent provisions, but there were an immense number of Acts of Parliament to be considered, and therefore it would not be expedient to proceed further at present.


remarked that he approved the suggestion for withdrawal.


said, he believed that opposition was to be expected, and therefore, although he thought the Bill was in many respects an excellent one, he would also recommend its withdrawal for the present. At the same time he thought the House was indebted to the hon. Member for Clithero for having turned his attention to a subject which was of greater importance than was generally supposed.


said, he felt bound to yield to the suggestions of his hon. Friends, and therefore would not press the Bill this Session, but hoped to re-introduce it early next Session.

House resumed.—[No report.]