HC Deb 15 July 1861 vol 164 cc938-9

Order for Consideration, as amended, read.


said, he would move that Clauses 28 and 29, giving power to the Home Office to appoint inspectors, and to pay them such salaries as might be settled by the Treasury, be omitted, on the ground that it was inconvenient to expend public money in the preservation of salmon. The next thing would be to appoint inspectors for the preservation of foxes and pheasants, or any other game. Those who wanted either the fish or the game, or the foxes, might pay for their preservation.


said, he must oppose the Amendment.


said, he should support the Amendment. The main objection to the clause was that it placed unlimited power in the hands of the proposed inspectors, for there was no definition of their powers.


said, the Home Secretary could not create any new powers; he could only invest the inspectors with such as the law permitted.

Question put, "That Clause 28 stand part of the Bill."

The House divided:—Ayes 85; Noes 47: Majority 38.

Remaining Clauses agreed to.

Bill to be read 3° To-morrow.

House adjourned at a quarter before Three o'clock.