HC Deb 27 March 1862 vol 166 c133

said, he wished to ask the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Whether, inasmuch as the Amendments in Clause 10 of the Fairs and Markets Bill impose a new penalty on all classes of Traders and Shopkeepers who sell by weight in Ireland, and as this new penalty is imposed in a Bill which was originally confined to Fairs and Markets, but which thus extends to every commercial trans action in which goods are sold by weight, he will postpone the next stage of the Bill till after Easter?


said, he should be sorry to proceed with the Markets and Fairs (Ireland) Bill against the wishes of hon. Gentlemen from Ireland, but he thought the matter of so much importance that he wished to continue until the Bill had passed through all its stages.