HC Deb 03 July 1879 vol 247 cc1403-4

Order for Second Reading read.


appealed to the Government to allow the Order for the second reading of this Bill to be discharged. In his opinion, the lion Baronet who had charge of the Bill had done his duty very fairly by it; but it was clear, at that period of the Session, it could not go through the House; and he, therefore, thought that the proper course would be to discharge the Order. He should move that the Order be discharged.


pointed out that it was unusual to move to discharge an Order without Notice, except upon the Motion of a Member in charge of the Bill.


had no objection to the discharge of the Order. The Government, he might say, was in no way responsible with respect to these Inclosure Bills, except so far as it was their duty to bring them before the House and to endeavour to procure an opportunity for discussion. As to this Bill, the Standing Orders of the other House prevented its passing, unless it reached a second reading there by the 16th of June; and, under these circumstances, and there being opposition to it in this House, which was not likely to be removed, there could be no harm in the Motion that the Order be discharged.

Order discharged: Bill withdrawn.