HC Deb 06 August 1866 vol 184 c2107

(Mr. Secretary Walpole, Mr. Hunt.)


Order for Second Reading read.

Bill read a second time, and committed; considered in Committee.

House resumed.

Bill reported, without Amendment.

On Motion that the Bill be now read the third time.


asked whether more notice ought not to have been given, when it was intended to pass a Bill through all its stages, than the mere Motion of a Member of the Government? He was only desirous that the House should be on its guard against any infraction of its rules.


said, that in the last days of the Session it was not unfrequent that Bills should pass through the House in this manner. It was at the option of any hon. Member, if he thought it inconvenient or improper, to interfere; but if the body of the House was satisfied that there was no objection, then it had not been unfrequent that a Bill, if it had passed through Committee without Amendment or objection, should be read a third time and passed in the same day.


said, he had given notice that this Bill would be necessary, although an Act had been passed that Session in reference to the abolition of certain oaths. He stated on Saturday that he should ask to be allowed to pass the Bill through all its stages this evening.

Bill read the third time, and passed.