HC Deb 12 March 1866 vol 182 c115

Order for Third Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the third time."


called attention to the circumstance that the Bill had not been printed, and urged the importance of its being printed and circulated among the Members in future.


said, the hon. Gentleman seemed to think that the doctrine held by the Government was that the approval of the Mutiny Bill by the House was a mere matter of form. That was not the case; but, as the words were from year to year unchanged, it was not deemed necessary to print the Bill. His noble Friend had inquired into the matter, and he thought that by making arrangements for greater dispatch in the office of the Judge Advocate General, where the Bill was prepared, it could hereafter be printed and rendered accessible to Members. It would be unnecessary to circulate copies among the Members, but all who wished to see the Bill would be able to do so before the second reading.

Motion agreed to.

Bill read the third time and passed.