§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Corry.)1258
moved the second reading of this Bill. He said, that the Government proposed that it should be considered in Committee on Monday, when the clause relating to flogging would be amended, so as to agree with the Bill relating to the army. The House would then be asked to pass the Bill through all its stages, that it might be disposed of before Easter. According to the Returns received that morning, there had, in the last year, been only two cases of corporal punishment amongst the 9,000 Marines serving on shore in England.
said, he should offer no objection at the present stage, because he understood that clauses to which he objected were to be amended in Committee.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Monday next.