HC Deb 24 March 1871 vol 205 c638

Order for Committee read.


said, he did not intend to proceed with the measure at that hour; but he wished to acquaint the House with the resolution he had come to as to the conduct of it; and that was to give notice that it be an Instruction to the Committee on the Bill that they have power to make the said Bill into two Bills, the effect of which would be to carry on concurrently the two Bills, separating the criminal from the civil provisions. The Bill, however, would still be precisely to the same effect as it now was, subject, of course, to any Amendments that might be introduced in Committee. He desired to fix the Bill for Tuesday.

Committee deferred till Tuesday next.

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