§ (Sir Matthew Ridley, Mr. Secretary Cross.)
§ [BILL 190.] SECOND READING.
§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Sir Matthew Ridley.)
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE moved that the debate be adjourned. They had not sufficient information with regard to the objects of the measure.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be now adjourned."—(Sir Charles W. Dilke.)
MR. ASSHETON CROSS
hoped the hon. Baronet would allow the Bill to proceed. This was a matter under the Inclosure Act, and it had been fully discussed before the Committee upstairs; 1319 and he believed the Committee had reported unanimously in favour of the Bill. Owing to the arrangements in "another place," unless the Bill was now allowed to proceed, considerable loss would be entailed.
§ SIR WALTER B. BARTTELOT
said the Committee on this Bill had taker the greatest care with regard to it, and he hoped the second reading would be agreed to. If Committees were not to be trusted with a scheme of this kind, their labours were thrown away.
§ MR. DODSON
said, it was not fair that a Bill of this kind should be placed before them, and that then they should be told they must pass it because the House of Lords had made a Rule that they would not proceed with it after a certain, day. He protested against that.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, he quite agreed with the right hon. Gentleman. The House was placed in a very awkward position by the action of the other branch of the Legislature. He should take care that the attention of those responsible for the conduct of Business in the House of Lords should be drawn to the great inconvenience to which their Rule, in Bills of this kind, subjected not only the House of Commons, but the country.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Main Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday next.