§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Committee be deferred till To-morrow."
§ MR. MUNDELLA
remarked, that there was a strong opposition to this Bill throughout all parts of England, and he did not think that it should be taken at that period of the Session. He would, therefore, ask the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer to allow the Order to be discharged.
§ MR. CALLAN
had understood the right hon. Gentleman to state that it was his intention to discharge the Order relating to the Bankruptcy Bill for England. Hon. Members for Ireland were under the impression that that statement included the present Bill. Representations had been made from various Associations and Chambers of Trade in Liverpool, Manchester, and other large towns against the Bill. They would not have time to discuss it adequately in the two or three nights that were left to them.
§ MR. WHITWELL
remarked, that the Bill would confer great advantages on large towns in Ireland. It would 487 give large towns like Belfast the advantages in bankruptcy that were now possessed by almost every moderate sized town in England.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, that in respect of the Bankruptcy Bill for England he had not referred to the present Bill. In the reference he made he alluded to the Auditors Act Bill, and some other Bills, which he thought were connected with the Bankruptcy Law Amendment. He could not consent to discharge the Order for the Bill at present.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Committee deferred till To-morrow.