HC Deb 30 March 1865 vol 178 cc488-9

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, having regard to sonic observations made by the right hon. Baronet in reply to a deputation which had waited on him yesterday with reference to the Bill for the amendment of the Public House Closing Act, he was prepared to state what course the Government intend to take with regard to the measure?


in reply, said, he had received two or three deputations with regard to the Bill from persons whose representations were entitled to consideration; and if it were possible, without infringing on the principle of the Bill, the Government would endeavour to exempt certain houses from the operation of the Bill during certain hours. At all events, he would consider what could be done in the matter.


said, that being the case, he would postpone tire second reading of the Bill to that day week.