HC Deb 30 June 1863 vol 171 cc1841-2

Order for Second Reading read.


moved the second reading of this Bill, the object of which was to require the adoption of certain precautionary means as a guard against accidental poisoning. For this purpose the Bill required that after the 1st November next no substance of a poisonous nature shall be allowed to be sold by retail in any paper or other packet, but only in glass phials or bottles of hexagonal shape, of which five sides are fluted, and to the sixth side a label distinctly marked "Poison," with directions for the use of the substance contained therein, is to be affixed. The penalty for the non-observance of these rules to be not exceeding £5.

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


, having stated some objections to the measure, moved as an Amendment that the Bill be read that day three months.

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

Question, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question," put, and negatived.

Words added.

Main Question, as amended, put, and agreed to.

Bill put off for three months.