HC Deb 16 April 1874 vol 218 cc705-6

Order for Second Reading read.


, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, he did not intend to enter into the details of the measure. He rose simply for the purpose of intimating the course of procedure which he proposed to adopt if the Bill should be read a second time that night—a stage which he understood was not opposed. He proposed that the Bill should be committed pro formâ on that day three weeks, for the purpose of giving effect to any alterations which, in the meantime, he might consider improvements upon the Bill. He trusted, therefore, that those hon. Members who had any improvements to suggest would take the opportunity of making them before that day three weeks.


said, he thought the proposal of the Lord Advocate to postpone the Committee was quite satisfactory. In its main parts the Bill was a good one, but some clauses required alteration.

Motion agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday 7th May.