HC Deb 24 February 1863 vol 169 c725

said, he rose to ask the hon. Member for Wexford a Question with reference to the postponement of the Fishery Bill, which stands for Committee on Wednesday next. When the Bill was read a second time, it was understood that the Committee should be postponed for a fortnight, and that fortnight would expire to-morrow. As the Government wished to propose some Amendments he wished to ask the hon. Member, If he would consent to a further postponement till to-morrow week?


said, he yesterday refused to postpone the Bill when asked to do so for the convenience of Irish Members; but as he understood that the Bill was the only business on the Paper for the next day (Wednesday), and that if it were postponed the House would not meet, he would, therefore, consent to the postponement of the Committee.