HC Deb 23 February 1866 vol 181 c968

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, in the event of the Report on the Cattle Plague Bill being brought up that evening, there will be any objection to taking the third reading of the Bill?


said, that Her Majesty's Government could not assent to the request of the hon. Gentleman unless the Bill were printed. Last night he strongly advised that the Bill should be printed, so as to be in the hands of hon. Members that day. This had not been done, and, considering the great number of alterations that had been made in the Bill, the Government could not adopt the course proposed by the hon. Member.