§ (The Lord Advocate.)
§ [BILL 156.] SECOND READING.
§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Assheton Cross.)
§ MR. J. W. BARCLAY
objected to the Bill being read a second time at such an hour. It was absolutely necessary that there should be some discussion on the important principles in it, and this discussion should take place 775 on the second reading. He would move the adjournment of the debate.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be now adjourned." —(Mr. J. W. Barclay.)
MR. ASSHETON CROSS
said, he had suggested early in the evening that the discussion on the Bill should take place on going into Committee; and that being generally assented to by the Scotch Members, he had moved the second reading.
§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR
hoped the hon. Member for Forfarshire would withdraw the Motion for adjournment, and allow the Bill to be read a second time.
§ MR. ANDERSON
said, it had been agreed by the Scotch Members that the Bill should be read a second time, and hence he hoped the Motion of the hon. Member would be withdrawn.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday.