HC Deb 15 May 1860 vol 158 c1348

Order for Second Reading read.


said he rose to order. It was the rule of the House that a Bill should not be brought in on the same subject twice in one Session. He was informed by the hon. Member for Westmeath (Mr. Pollard-Urquhart) that this Bill was identical with one on the same subject which the House had rejected in March last. It was now brought in under another name.


said, if the Bill was the same in substance, it was undoubtedly the rule of the House that it could not again be introduced, and the order must be discharged. But the fact must be ascertained.


remarked, that independent of this objection this was a Bill to which the greatest objections existed on other grounds.


said, the noble Lord had given him no notice of the course he had intended to pursue, and had moreover spoken in the absence of the hon. Member for Westmeath. If the order for the Second Reading were postponed till Thursday, he should be prepared to say what the Bill was.

Second Reading deferred till Thursday.

House adjourned at a quarter after One o'clock.