HC Deb 30 June 1879 vol 247 c955

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If, considering the lateness of the Session and the inconvenience to which Irish Members have already been put in watching the Dogs Regulation (Ireland) Act (1865) Amendment Bill, he would now consent to postpone that measure until next year; and, if not, could he now definitely state on what day that Bill would be proposed for Second Reading?


With respect to the inconvenience which the hon. and gallant Gentleman says hon. Members have been put to by having to watch this Bill, I have certainly endeavoured to avoid it by giving due Notice of the day when it will be brought on; and as I have introduced it at the request of many Gentlemen sitting on both sides of the House, I am very unwilling to withdraw it from the Notice Paper any sooner than it is necessary to do so. But I must say that, looking at the state of the Order Book, some sacrifices of, perhaps, a more serious character than the hon. and gallant Gentleman refers to will have to be made. The Bill stands for this day fortnight; and when the time comes, I shall be very glad to give an example by moving that that Order be discharged.