HC Deb 08 May 1879 vol 245 cc2048-9

Order for Committee read.


hoped that this Bill would not be pro- ceeded with at that late hour. The measure certainly affected the rights and privileges of the people in many ways; and, in the interests of the whole community, it ought not to be pressed forward at a time which gave no opportunity for considering the Amendments which had been placed upon the Paper.


said, there was no reason why the Bill should be held over. The clauses had been considered and unanimously approved by a Select Committee appointed at the beginning of the Session. He was, however, ready to report Progress when the formal parts of the Bill had been taken.


hoped the hon. and gallant Baronet would yield to the appeal of the Home Secretary, and allow the Bill to go into Committee.

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 1 (Short title of Act) agreed to.

Clause 2 (Application of Act) agreed to.

Clause 3 (Commencement of Act) agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.