HC Deb 18 July 1879 vol 248 c774

Order for Committee read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."


appealed to the hon. Member for Oldham (Mr. Hibbert), who had a Motion on the Paper for the Amendment of the Married Women's Property Acts, 1870 and 1874, and other hon. Members who had Motions on the Paper, to refrain from bringing them forward, so that progress should be made with the Army Discipline and Regulation Bill, which it was of great importance should be concluded that evening, or, at the latest, on the following day.


said, that he was left in a position of some difficulty, for he had balloted ever since Easter without being able to bring forward until now his Motion with respect to the grievances which married women lay under with regard to their property, for under the Acts of 1870 and 1874 there had arisen so many cases that he hoped the hon. and learned Gentleman the Attorney General would see the necessity for amending the law. He (Mr. Hibbert) would give way now, feeling the difficulty of the Government; but he hoped the Government would next Session give him an opportunity of bringing forward his Motion.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Committee deferred till Monday next.