§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Committee be deferred till Monday next."—(Mr. James Lowther.)
§ MR. MELDON
appealed to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to allow this Bill to be passed during the present Session. A Bill was brought in in 1874, and the promise had been repeated on various occasions since, that the grievances with which the Bill dealt should be removed. A promise was given in the beginning of the present year on behalf of the Government that the Bill should be brought in; but, nevertheless, it had only been recently introduced. Irish Members were unanimous as to the propriety of the measure; and he would appeal to the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer to fix the Bill for such a time that it might be passed before the end of the Session.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, that he was very anxious to proceed with the Bill, and he trusted they might have an opportunity of considering it.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Committee deferred till Monday next.