HC Deb 07 March 1870 vol 199 c1372

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer to postpone the Second Reading of this Bill, in order that time may be given for the further consideration of the measure?


replied, that he had been urged strongly to lose no time in bringing this measure forward, and he had, therefore, done everything he possibly could to bring it forward; at the same time he wished to do what would be most agreeable to everybody; bat bearing in mind what hon. Gentlemen had said the other night, and that the majority were desirous that the Bill should be pressed forward, in his anxiety to be popular he must obey the mandate of the majority, and must therefore decline to comply with the request of the hon. Member.