HC Deb 09 August 1876 vol 231 c879

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)


referring to the discussion which took place two years ago, and the pledge that no Bills of importance should be renewed in this manner, said that all the Bills in the Schedule, and some of them were of importance, would remain in force until the end of next Session. He thought that it would be better, in order to put a stop to the practice he had referred to, that the Bills should remain in force until the 31st of December, instead of the end of the then next Session of Parliament. He would, therefore, move as an Amendment, that the 2nd clause which dealt with the matter should be altered by substituting the words "until the thirty-first of December next" for the words "and to the end of the then next Session of Parliament."


assented to the alteration.

Clause amended accordingly.

Bill reported, as amended; to be considered To-morrow.