§ Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [29th June], "That the Bill be now road a second time."
§ Question again proposed.
§ Debate resumed.
MR. ALDERMAN W. LAWRENCE
said, he believed it was the intention of the hon. Gentleman the Member for Warrington (Mr. Rylands) to press the Bill forward. He, however, felt convinced that there would be no chance of success, and he thought the hon. Member would meet the wishes of the House if he were to withdraw the measure, remembering that the whole subject of the licensing system was to be taken into consideration by the Government next Session. If the Bill now before the House would suit certain districts, it would be wholly unsuitable to other districts, and particularly to the metropolis. A measure which would close every tavern, public-house, and houses for the sale of refreshments, where beer or wine was sold, could not be put in operation in London by any Government. He appealed to the hon. Member to remain satisfied, under the circumstances, with having ventilated the question. He moved, that the Bill be road a second time upon that day three months.
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day three months." — (Mr. Alderman Lawrence.)
§ Question, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question," put, and negatived.
§ Words added.
§ Main Question, as amended, put, and agreed to.
§ Bill put off for three months.