THE O'CONOR DON
(on behalf of Major O'Reilly) moved for leave to introduce a Bill for further regulating the Sole of fermented and distilled Liquors by retail on Sundays in Ireland. The hon. Member observed that the Bill was the same as the measure of last Session.
THE EARL OF MAYO
, while not opposing the introduction of the Bill, expressed the opinion that ample time should be allowed before the next stage of the Bill was 928 taken in order that persons affected by its provisions might take it fully into consideration. Public opinion in Ireland was very much divided in reference to this subject, and he believed that legislation could not be satisfactorily undertaken upon it until the question had been carefully investigated by a Select Committee.
Motion agreed to.
Bill for further regulating the Sale of fermented and distilled Liquors by retail on Sunday in Ireland, ordered to be brought in by Major O'REILLY Lord CREMORNE, and Mr. PIM.
Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 31.]