HC Deb 26 February 1877 vol 232 cc1072-3

Order for Committee read.

Motion made, and Question, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair," put, and agreed to.

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 1 (Short title. "Beer Licences Regulation (Ireland) Act, 1876.")


said, he did not intend to offer any strong opposition to the Bill, and when the hon. Gentleman moved for its second reading, he offered no objection. He had only risen to say that he hoped hon. Gentlemen would take a leaf out of his book, and when they saw a useful Bill before the House refrain from opposing it.


said, that if the hon. Gentleman who had last spoken had opposed the Bill on the ground of the lateness of the hour, he (Mr. Parnell) would have supported him; but since there was no disposition on his part to do so, he did not see any particular relevancy in the remarks he had made.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 2 (No licences, transfers, or renewals for sale of beer, &c. by retail for consumption elsewhere than on premises to be granted in respect of premises rated at less that £10, nor in cities, &c. with a population of exceeding 10,000, unless premises are rated at £20.)

On the Motion of Mr. MELDON, Clause amended by inserting the word "January" instead of "July," and the word "general" instead of "special."

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clauses agreed to, with Amendments.

House resumed.

Bill reported; as amended, to be considered upon Monday next. [Bill 101.]