HC Deb 05 July 1875 vol 225 cc992-3

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)


did not object to the measure; but he did object to its being proceeded with at that time of night (10 minutes to 1 o'clock), and moved that the Chairman report Progress.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—(Mr. Campbell-Bannerman.)


said, that he had stated a week ago that the Bill would be proceeded with that evening. No opposition had been taken to it on the second reading or on going into Committee, and no Notice had been given of an important Amendment. The hon. Gentleman had been himself a Member of a Government, and he had seen him go on with a Bill at a later hour than a quarter to 1 o'clock. He really felt bound to proceed with the Bill.

Question put.

The Committee divided:—Ayes 71; Noes 125: Majority 54.


moved that the Chairman do leave the Chair.


said, that, as such a determined opposition was offered, he would not press the matter further at that time; but he protested against that interruption to the progress of a Bill of such a nature, which had been brought before the House soon after 12 o'clock. If a Bill of that character, which was merely a Consolidation Bill, was not to be taken then, there was no chance of passing any but the larger Bills of the Government.


said, the Government would facilitate the progress of their Business if they would put the Bills they meant to proceed with earlier in the list.

Motion negatived.

Committee report Progress; to sit again upon Thursday.