HC Deb 04 March 1878 vol 238 cc723-4

Order for Committee read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."


complained that the patience of the House was being taxed night after night by the fact that, although several hon. Members from Ireland seemed to take an interest in the Bill, yet there was rarely anyone present when it was called upon, to take charge of it. If such a course were persevered in much longer, he was not sure that he should not feel it is duty to move that the Order be discharged.


said, there was an understanding that the discussion of the Bill should not be proceeded with after half-past 12 o'clock. The intention now was to postpone it till Thursday next, when he hoped the hon. Member, instead of opposing the Bill, would give it his warm support.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Committee deferred till Thursday.