§ Order for Second Reading read.
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON,
in moving the second reading of this Bill, explained that it abolished the exemption of Government property from rating, and also included in the valuation lists hereditaments which had heretofore been excluded.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a. second time."—(The Marquess of Hartington.)
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to acid the words "upon this day three months."—(Mr. Pim.)
§ Question proposed, "That the word now' stand part of the Question."
§ MR. VANCE,
in opposing the Bill, said, it was a most imperfect measure, and entirely a step in the wrong direction.
§ SIR DOMINIC CORRIGAN
supported the Bill, contending that in principle it was a step in the right direction, but would admit it might be amended in Committee.
THE MARQUESS OF HARTINGTON
hoped the opposition to the second reading would be withdrawn. He would remind the hon. Member for Dublin (Mr. 963 Pim) that his objection might be dealt with in Committee.
§ Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Main Question put, and agreed to.