HC Deb 03 April 1876 vol 228 c1162

Order for Second Reading read.


made an appeal to the Government to postpone the second reading of the Bill until after Easter, because it was drawn in such a manner that its provisions were not yet understood in Scotland.


said, he did not object to postpone the Bill until after the Easter holidays. At the same time he begged to give Notice that he should raise a point of Order, if the hon. Member for the Falkirk Burghs (Mr. Ramsay) persisted in his Amendment against the Bill when it did come on.


said, his belief was that the Bill contained no principle at all, and therefore he joined in the appeal that it should be put off until the people of Scotland had had an opportunity of considering what its provisions were.

Second Reading deferred till Thursday 27th April.

House adjourned at half after One o'clock.