§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
moved that the Bill be now read a second time, the object of which was to facilitate the transmission of money through the post by means of postal notes.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Lord John Manners.)
§ SIR JOHN LUBBOCK
objected to a measure of so novel and important a character being proceeded with at one o'clock in the morning, when there was nobody present to discuss it. He moved the Adjournment of the Debate.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be now adjourned." —(Sir John Lubbock.)
§ MR. C. B. DENISON
supported the Motion for Adjournment, declaring that the Bill, if passed, would upset all the legislation on which the Bank of England rested, and allow postage notes of any value under £5 to circulate from hand to hand, guaranteed by all the security which the State had to offer.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Debate adjourned till Monday next.