HC Deb 13 June 1878 vol 240 cc1490-1

Order for Consideration, as amended, read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now considered."—(Lord Hill-Trevor.)


said, he had supported the second reading of the Bill. He placed on the Paper some clauses which he proposed to add to it; but he was not in the House when the adjournment took place just before the Whitsuntide Recess. His only opportunity, therefore, of moving the new clauses now would be upon the Report. He did not suppose that the noble Lord who had charge of the Bill wished to avoid discussion of the new clauses which he desired to propose. Therefore, he hoped that an opportunity would be given to him of bringing those clauses forward. In conclusion, he moved that the consideration of the Bill, as amended, should be postponed till Monday.

Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question, to add the words "upon Monday next."—(Mr. Macartney.)

Question proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."


, having referred to what occurred the other day, expressed his opinion that the hon. Gentleman was entirely out of Order in moving the adjournment.


was quite aware that the new clauses might sometimes be moved on the Report of a Bill which could not be considered in the Committee. At the same time, he was of opinion that the Amendments of the hon. Member for Tyrone had been inadmissable at the earlier stage, inasmuch as they dealt with a larger question than that to which the Bill related. The Bill proposed to amend the law of Tenant Right in the case of leasehold property. The Amendments of the hon. Member for Tyrone proposed to make the Bill applicable to all property held by any tenure whatever. That, it appeared to him, would extend the operation of the Bill, and make it quite a different measure from the one which had been submitted to the Committee. Accordingly, he had intimated on a previous occasion that these Amendments were at that time out of Order. He understood his hon. Friend the Member for Tyrone now to propose to adjourn the debate. He should advise his noble Friend to accede to the proposal, as this was a matter requiring consideration, and the clauses which were objectionable in Committee might be regarded as not being open to objection in the House. The subject would, he trusted, be discussed on an early day.


said, it was his intention that the matter should be discussed at the earliest opportunity.

Question put, and negatived.

Words added.

Bill to be considered upon Monday next.