HC Deb 08 July 1863 vol 172 cc397-8

Order for Second Reading read.


, in moving the second reading of this Bill, stated that its object was to extend, for the benefit of all orphan and deserted children entering domestic service or becoming apprenticed, the principle of the measure passed a few years ago for the protection of young persons of the same age who had been brought tip in workhouses.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."


said, he fully recognised the benevolent motives of the noble author of the Bill; but he thought the measure would be prejudicial to the interests of those for whose advantage it was intended. Every employer of these young persons was to be compelled to make certain returns, and to have his establishment subjected to a system of visitation; the effect of which would be to deter many from taking them into their service at all.

Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day two months."—(Sir George Grey.)

Question proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."


said, he would consent to withdraw his Motion.

Amendment, and Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Bill withdrawn.