HC Deb 28 June 1878 vol 241 c465

Clause 1 (Short title).


said, he really must appeal to the President of the Local Government Board, and ask him whether it was right to go on with the Bill at the present time? The Movers of the two first Amendments were not present, and it certainly had been understood that morning that all that would be done would be the passage of the Bill into Committee without any subsequent proceedings.


said, he hoped the hon. Member would not press his objection to the Bill going on upon the grounds he had mentioned. There was no doubt that there had been an expectation that the Roads and Bridges Bill would be taken that morning, and that the Highways Bill would simply be discussed on the Question that the Speaker do leave the Chair. There would, however, be some inconvenience owing to the change in the order of Business whichever Bill was proceeded with, and he hoped the hon. Member would not object to going on with that Bill.


said, that, under the circumstances, and after the debate that had taken place, it would be more convenient for the Committee to proceed with the Highways Bill. His hon. and gallant Friend the Member for West Sussex (Sir Walter B. Barttelot), who was not then present, might just as well raise the question involved in his Amendment on the Report, should he desire to do so. It was not of importance at the present stage of the Bill, and he did not think the hon. and gallant Member would regret not having been there.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 2 (Application of Act) agreed to.

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