HC Deb 12 May 1879 vol 246 cc133-4

gave Notice that either on the Motion for the second reading, or on the Motion that the Speaker do leave the Chair, that the House may resolve itself into Committee on the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill, he would move the following Resolution:— This House will not recognize or accept as binding any Treaty or other engagements entered into by Her Majesty's Ministers which might forestall or limit the control of this House over the financial resources and taxation of this Country, until full information as to such contemplated engagements has been laid upon the Table of this House, and this House shall have had the opportunity of expressing an opinion thereon. He wished to meet the convenience of the Government in bringing forward the Motion; and he wished, therefore, to know from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he proposed to proceed with the second reading of the Bill that evening?


, in reply, said, he had hoped to move the second reading that evening; but as his hon. Friend was going to raise so important a question in connection with it, it might be convenient that there should be some little further delay. As his hon. Friend, however, had expressed his willingness to move his Amendment on the Motion that the Speaker leave the Chair, the second reading might be taken that evening, and the Committee fixed for some convenient day.