§ (The Lord Advocate, Mr. Secretary Cross.)
§ SECOND READING.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(The Lord Advocate.)
§ MR. J. W. BARCLAY
, who bad given Notice to move that the Bill be read a second time that day three months, said, he had no desire to obstruct the passage of the Bill, but he thought it very desirable that there should be a discussion upon it, as it had attracted very considerable attention in Scotland. As the Bill was the second Order on Wednesday for Committee, he should take that opportunity of expressing his views in regard to it.
THE LORD ADVOCATE
explained the Bill was only a Continuance Bill, and that a future opportunity would be given for a full discussion of the matter.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Wednesday next.