HC Deb 02 May 1879 vol 245 cc1673-4

rose to make a personal explanation. It had been stated in The Central News Letter, which was generally understood to be inspired by the hon. and learned Member for Louth (Mr. Sullivan)—


, interposing, reminded the hon. Member that he was out of Order in reading a newspaper comment upon the proceedings of the House.


had only taken the opportunity of stating that he had been accused of the intention to talk out the Bill on Wednesday afternoon, and had been put up to that course by a spirited phalanx that opposed the Bill. He was at the time anxious for a Division. He gave the statement an unqualified denial, and expressed his surprise that the opponents of the Bill should endeavour to create popularity by making such unfounded statements.

Adjourned Debate on Amendment on Second Reading [30th April] further adjourned till Friday 16th May.