HC Deb 15 June 1876 vol 229 c1962

Order for Second Reading read.


in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, its main object was to consolidate the existing Customs laws, the sole alterations in those laws being in the direction of reducing the penalties now in force in respect of infractions of the Customs laws. He did not intend then to go through the provisions of the Bill, which consisted of 287 clauses; but if the House would consent to read the Bill a second time on the present occasion, he would undertake that hon. Members should have ample opportunity for considering the measure before going into Committee upon it.

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

Motion agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday 29th June.