HC Deb 09 July 1861 vol 164 c624

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he intends to proceed with the Municipal Corporations Amendment Bill? On the last occasion it came on at a late hour, and there was a general feeling that that was not the time for discussion; he therefore, hoped it would not be taken so late again.


said, it was true that the House had last night shown an unwillingness to proceed with the Bill; but two hours later the House thought proper to proceed with other business, and they certainly proceeded in a decided and deliberate manner. He was afraid it would not be in his power to bring the Bill on at a morning sitting, and he certainly could not consent to give it precedence over Supply. Therefore, he must ask the House to take it, as a matter of urgency, late at night.