HC Deb 15 March 1878 vol 238 c1477

Order for Second Heading read.


in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, he would not occupy the time of the House in doing so, as he had fully explained its provisions on a former occasion He would, therefore, simply move the second reading.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—{Mr. Hutchinson.)


said, he thought the Bill dealt with too large and important a subject to be satisfactorily considered at so late an hour; and he felt it his duty, therefore, to move the adjournment of the debate. He also took that course on the ground that the House was taken by surprise, having expected that the Navy Estimates would have occupied the whole of the Sitting.


seconded the Motion.

Motion made, and Question put, "That the Debate be now adjourned."—{Mr. Gregory.)

The House divided: —Ayes 80; Noes 45: Majority 35. — (Division List, No. 48.)

Debate adjourned till Tuesday next.