§ Order for Committee read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."—(Mr. Assheton Cross.)
§ MR. BIGGAR
moved the adjournment of the debate, on the ground that hon. Members had not had an opportunity of considering the Amendments, and also on the ground that there was not sufficient time left to discuss them.
Motion made, and Question put, "That the Debate be now adjourned." —(Mr. Biggar.)
The House divided:—Ayes 11; Noes 207: Majority 196.—(Div. List, No. 180.)
Original Question again proposed.
§ MR. HENLEY,
in resuming the debate, condemned the Bill as impracticable. It was without any provision to 1882 enable those who had to carry out judgments to be informed of the grounds on which at a previous sitting of the magistrates those judgments were given. The Bill was drawn with an evident idea that petty Sessions Court was to be a Court of Record; but there was no machinery provided for that purpose, and nothing could be more objectionable than the unlimited power of appeal which the Bill allowed. It would be easier to get the Bill set right by referring it to a Select Committee than by a general discussion in this House.
And it being ten minutes before Seven of the clock, the Debate stood adjourned till this day.