HC Deb 01 April 1867 vol 186 cc909-10

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Attorney General, Whether he will postpone until after Easter the Second Reading of the Bankruptcy Bill, in order that Commercial Associations in the provinces may have an opportunity for the due consideration of its provisions?


, in reply, said, he should regret if the commercial bodies interested in such a Bill had not the fullest opportunity of considering its provisions; but if an opportunity between this and Easter arose for taking the second reading of the Bill, he thought that if he did not avail himself of it it would be equivalent to an abandonment of the measure. There would be abundant opportunities of considering any point that might arise, and he hoped the hon. Member would not object to the second reading should it come on before Easter.