HC Deb 29 May 1865 vol 179 cc975-6

Order [11th May] that the Report from the Select Committee on the Middlesex Industrial Schools Bill do lie upon the Table read.

MR. DOULTON moved that the Report from the Select Committee on this Bill be read and discharged, and that the Bill be withdrawn.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the said Order be discharged,"—(Mr. Doulton,)—Question put, and negatived.


said, he should oppose the Motion. The Bill contained very useful clauses, and was more in the nature of a Public than a Private Bill.


stated, as Chairman of the Committee, that two important questions arose in considering this Bill; the first was a claim for a Government Grant, which the Committee were unanimous in refusing; the next was the introduction of clauses such as were contained in the Prison Bill for the religious instruction of the inmates, and which the Committee were of one opinion in recommending. It was because these clauses were introduced that the promoters wished to withdraw the Bill.


said, he hoped the House would not agree to the Motion, as the Bill contained some very useful clauses, and it was a desirable measure to pass into law, notwithstanding the promoters had withdrawn their support. He was sure the objection taken by the Middlesex magistrates to the admission of Chaplains of various denominations for the purpose of giving religious instruction to the children was one which would not meet with the concurrence of the House.