HC Deb 25 February 1875 vol 222 cc909-10

Order for Second Reading read.


, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, explained the reasons which had induced the Government to bring in an Amendment Bill to an Act which had been passed last Session. It was found that an error had inadvertently occurred in the passing of that Act in "another place." There had been an understanding between the different building societies and the Government that the Bill should be of a permissive character; but by the inadvertent placing of a sentence, a compulsory nature was given to it, thus entirely altering the terms on which the Building Societies had accepted the measure. The matter had been brought under the notice of his right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, and the Bill which he placed on the Table was entirely limited to the correction of the error.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Sir Henry Selwin-Ibbetson.)

Motion agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday next.