§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be read the third, time this day."—(Mr. Wheelhouse.)
§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
said, that this Bill had been set down for Saturday afternoon, in defiance of the recognized practice that the Bills of private Members should not be set down for Saturdays. The Bill was strongly opposed by a large number of hon. Members, and it was going to be passed simply because the Government gave it facilities, which were contrary to the usual practice he would not go into the merits of the Bill at that time; but as the last stage had been taken on Saturday, he should oppose the third reading being fixed for that day.
§ MAJOR NOLAN
said, that the House would like to know the contents of the Bill. A clause had been struck out in Committee by which blind and deaf-mute children were enabled to be sent to schools of their own denomination. He should be glad to know whether that clause was put back again upon Report. He had no objection to the Bill as originally introduced; but he was not willing that it should pass since that clause had been struck out.
§ Question put.
§ The House divided:—Ayes 35; Noes 11: Majority 24.—(Div. List, No. 235.)
§ House adjourned at a quarter after Seven o'clock in the morning.