HC Deb 25 March 1868 vol 191 c238

Order for Second Reading read.


objected to the way in which the Bill was introduced, no one having heard the first reading. He admitted, however, that in accordance with his wish it was printed before the second reading. Still he considered it was objectionable that, without necessity, such a Bill should be so rapidly passed through the House. When this Bill was passed the Minister might dissolve Parliament if it did not act according to his wishes; and this indecent haste took place in consequence of party contentions which properly should have no relation to it.

Motion agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for To-morrow.