§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Sampson Lloyd.)
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir JOHN HOLKER)
said, he believed the provisions of the Bill would be found in the Government proposal, and he could only assent to the second reading on the understanding that if the Government measure was proceeded with, this one should not be pressed.
§ MR. SAMPSON LLOYD
said, he should be very glad to accept the condition of the hon. and learned Attorney General. This Bill was not intended as an opposition to the Government scheme; but, as it had been introduced at the instance of a considerable body of commercial men, he would feel obliged if the House would allow it to be read a second time.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Monday 25th March.
§ House adjourned at a quarter before One o'clock.