HC Deb 27 July 1876 vol 230 cc2021-2

Further consideration, as amended, resumed.

Bill considered.


moved— In page 2, line 26, after the word "Funds," at the end of the previous Amendment, to add the words "Provided always, That in every order so made a time shall be specified, not exceeding three months, during which period and no longer such order shall be in force; but it shall be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant, with. the like advice, at any time before the expiration of the order, to make an order renewing same for any period not exceeding three months, and so from time to time to renew the order so long as he shall think it necessary to continue same; and so long as it shall be so renewed the original order shall be deemed to be and continue in force: All appointments made under and by virtue of such order shall absolutely cease and determine so soon as such order shall cease to be in force."—(Mr. Biggar.) He said, the object of his Amendment was to prevent a staff of officials after the requisition of their services had ceased.


pointed out that the officials were only to be kept where required. He thought it would be very unwise to fetter the discretion of the Executive, and the addition of the clause would be a serious impediment in the way of the Privy Council.Mr. O'SHAUGHNESSY said, it was possible for the Privy Council to know how long disease might exist in a particular district, and for that reason he thought it was better that the officials should only be appointed for a stated time. The course would prevent the creation of vested interests.


supported the Amendment, and hoped the Government would give way on this point.


also supported the Amendment.

Question put, "That those words be there added."

The House divided:—Ayes 45; Noes 97: Majority 52.

Other Amendments made.

Bill to be read the third time Tomorrow, at Two of the clock.