§ Order for Third Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the third time."
§ MR. PEACOCKE
inquired whether the Bill was similar to one which had already passed that House with considerable opposition; and whether its object was to enclose a second portion of Hainault Forest?
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
replied that it was precisely similar to the Bill referred to, and its object was to give effect to certain provisional orders made by the Enclosure Commissioners. These orders were not made without the fullest notice in the neighbourhood, and a report was laid on the table of the House before the Bill was introduced. In that case no petition had been presented against the Bill.
§ MR. PEACOCKE
observed that notice was given to owners of property in the neighbourhood, but they were precisely the class of persons who would be benefited by the enclosure; and the persons who received no notice were the public at large. Nevertheless, a petition against the Bill was in course of preparation for the purpose of being presented to the House of Lords. For the sake of the poorer classes of the metropolis, who used Hainault Forest for the purpose of recreation, he objected to the proposed enclosure, and should therefore move, as an Amendment, that the Bill be recommitted.
To leave out from the words "That the" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "Order for the Third Reading of the said Bill he discharged,
§ Question put, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question."
§ The House divided:—Ayes 72; Noes 76: Majority 4.
§ Words added.
§ Main Question, as amended, put, and agreed to.
§ Ordered, That the Order for the Third Reading of the said Bill be discharged.
§ Bill re-committed for To-morrow.