§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Edward Stanhope.)
§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL
hoped that the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer would allow the debate upon this Bill to be adjourned. He begged to move that the debate be now adjourned.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be now adjourned."—(Sir George Campbell.)
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
trusted that the House would now pass the second reading of this Bill. There were various questions raised, no doubt, by the Amendments put down; but there would be plenty of opportunities when a full discussion could take place. He would remind the House of the late period of the Session at which they had now arrived, and how absolutely necessary it was to press on Bills.
§ SIR DAVID WEDDERBURN
said, he was willing to adjourn the consideration of the Amendment of which he had given Notice.
§ MR. ONSLOW
thought they had had a very fair discussion on Indian finances—a discussion which had lasted over three nights. The Motion of his hon. 1804 Friend the Member for Kirkcaldy (Sir George Campbell) went into the subject of Indian Revenue in considerable detail, and he hoped that he would now allow the Government to proceed with this stage of the Bill.
§ MR. FAWCETT
remarked, that the £5,000,000 Bill had, to a certain extent, been the subject of discussion during the three nights' debate that they had had upon the Indian Budget. There might be one or two important questions raised affecting English and Indian finances in relation to the £2,000,000 Bill, and he wished to raise a distinct issue upon that. Very great demands were made at that period of the Session upon the time of private Members, and he thought that it would be fair for the Government not to press the second reading of the £2,000,000 Bill at that time.
§ MR. E. STANHOPE
would not take the second reading of the £2,000,000 Bill then; but he hoped that the second reading of the Bill now under consideration would be passed.
§ SIR GEORGE CAMPBELL
said, he would withdraw his Amendment, on the understanding that an opportunity for discussing the Bill was allowed at the next stage.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Main Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for Monday next.