HC Deb 13 June 1861 vol 163 cc1000-1

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether, as he has three most important Bills on the Paper for Second Reading to-night, and as neither this House nor the Public has had sufficient time to consider the probable effects of all these Bills, he will not consent to postpone the Civil Service Bill until a later day?


said, that the question of his hon. Friend behind re- ferred to only one of the Bills. Now, any o alteration to be made in that Bill must be made in Committee. He had an alteration himself to propose in Committee, and he, therefore, hoped there would be no objection to take the second reading of the Bill that night. He did not intend to fix the Committee on the Bill before that day week, which would afford ample time for considering its provisions.