HC Deb 15 May 1865 vol 179 c372

Order for Committee read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."—(Sir Hervey Bruce.)

THE O'CONOR DON moved that the Committee be postponed to that day six months. The object of the Bill was ostensibly to prevent poaching, but it failed in doing so, and even gave a greater inducement to poaching, by offering a better market for game in Ireland.


seconded the Motion, and said that no one in the House was in favour of the Bill except the hon. Baronet who brought it in. If the Amendments which were proposed were adopted, the Bill might be made a very good Bill.

Amendment proposed, To leave out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "this House will, upon this day six months, resolve itself into the said Committee."—(The O'Conor Don,) —instead thereof.

Question proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question."


defended the measure.


said, the Bill would be most mischievous, by creating ill-feeling between gentlemen and farmers, because it legalized shooting at a time when the crops were still standing.

Question, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question," put, and negatived.

Words added:—Main Question, as amended, put, and agreed to.

Bill put off for six months.