HC Deb 09 August 1878 vol 242 cc1686-7

Order for Committee read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."


said, the Government had publicly promised that the Bill would only be taken as a First Order, and several hon. Gentlemen who were interested in it had left. Under these circumstances, he personally objected to proceeding with the Bill on the present occasion, and would, therefore, move that the debate be adjourned.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be now adjourned." —(Mr. Dillwyn.)


said, he quite agreed with the hon. Member for Swansea (Mr. Dillwyn), that a promise publicly given ought to be publicly redeemed; and as an objection had been made to proceeding with the Bill at present, he would assent to the adjournment.

Question put, and agreed to.

Debate adjourned till Monday next.