HC Deb 23 March 1875 vol 223 c295

Order for Second Heading read.


, in moving that the Bill he now read a second time, explained it was in the same form in which it left the Select Committee last Session, when it met with the approval of the Government. The object was to confer upon Municipal Corporations in Ireland some of the privileges possessed by the English Corporations.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Butt.)


believed there had been an understanding that the second reading of the Bill would not be taken that night. The hour was late, and he moved that the debate be adjourned.

Motion made, and Question put, "That the Debate be now adjourned."—(Mr. Vance.)

The House divided:—Ayes 144; Noes 96: Majority 48.