§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ MR. CARDWELL
explained that the delay in circulating the Bill arose from proofs having to be sent for revision to his right hon. Friend in Ireland.
§ MR. WHITESIDE
observed that it was trifling with a subject of great importance to have introduced this measure—as was shrewdly suspected—before it was prepared. The Government had no right to bring in a Bill which was not ready for the printers.
§ Second Reading deferred till Friday.
§ House adjourned at a quarter before One o'clock.