HC Deb 13 June 1876 vol 229 c1784

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)


objected to proceeding in the absence of a body of Members largely interested in the Bill. They had had some experience of this kind of legislation in Scotland, and he was inclined to think this Bill was one of still greater stringency. He moved that the Chairman report Progress.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—(Mr. J. W. Barclay.)


thought the hon. and learned Member who had brought in the Bill (Mr. Charley) was hardly dealt with, as he understood, there was no real opposition.


said, the hon. and learned Member had no reason to complain. Why did he not bring his Bill forward at a reasonable hour? It was 10 minutes to 7 o'clock, and the last time the matter came before them it was past 1 o'clock in the morning. He understood that a great many Members had conscientious objections to the Bill, though he did not know what they were.

Motion agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit again this day.

And it being now Seven of the clock, the House suspended its Sitting.

The House resumed its Sitting at Nine of the clock.