§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 1 (Short title) agreed to.
§ Clause 2 (Extent of Act).
§ MR. J. G. HUBBARD
raised the question, whether the clause was in its right place? In its present position, it might be taken as an intimation to the Committee that there was nothing in the Bill which could affect Scotland and Ireland. Could the right hon. Gentleman in charge of the Bill say that there was nothing in the subsequent clauses which would impose a liability on England that was not to be subsequently imposed on Scotland and Ireland?
§ MR. SCLATER-BOOTH
said, that whenever a Bill was introduced which was intended to apply to England only, 22 words such as those in this clause were placed in the fore-front of the Bill.
§ Clause agreed to.