HC Deb 10 March 1865 vol 177 c1528

Order for Second Reading read.


in moving the second reading of this Bill, said, he understood there was no objection to the Motion, and he should not therefore preface it by any explanation.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Sir Hervey Bruce.)


thought the hon. Baronet was in error when he entertained the idea that the Bill was not to be opposed. The object of the Bill was to assimilate the time for shooting game in Ireland and England, and as no allowance was made for the variation in the climate and the time of the harvest, he regarded the proposal as one which was objectionable in every way, both to the sportsman and the farmer. He should move that the Bill be read a second time that day six months.


hoped that the hon. and gallant Gentleman would not divide the House. The Bill contained some good as well as some bad provisions, and he would suggest that the necessary improvements could easily be made in Committee.


hoped that the hon. Baronet would give explanation of the objects of the Bill, as hon. Members in his neighbourhood connected with Ireland appeared to be unacquainted with its purport.


asked who seconded the Amendment of the hon. and gallant Member?

And no hon. Member rising to second the Motion, the Amendment was not proposed.

Question put, "That the Bill be now read a second time."

The House divided:—Ayes 50; Noes 8: Majority 42.

Bill read 2°, and committed for Friday next.